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Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic on trial for genocide today
Former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic attends his trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) at The Hague May 16, 2012. Mladic, 70, appeared on Wednesday for his genocide trial looking confident, flashing a thumbs-up and clapping his hands as he entered the courtroom.REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters/Pool
By Rose Gordon Sala
The trial of former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic begins today in The Hague where he faces 11 charges of genocide and war crimes for his leadership role in the Balkan wars of the early 1990s.