Ratko Mladic Genocide Trial Reopens in The Hague

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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The genocide and warcrimes trial of former Bosnian Serb wartime Commander Ratko Mladic resumed Monday with the prosecution's first witness expected to take the stand.

Bosnian Muslim Elvedin Pasic will tell the court in The Hague how he survived the execution of 150 men by Bosnian Serb troops in November 1992 in the northern village of Grabovica. He was 14 at the time.

Mladic has been indicted on 11 counts, including genocide, in connection with crimes committed during the ethnic conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina, which began in 1992.

Mladic has pleaded not guilty to the charges. If convicted, he faces life in prison.