Monday, May 30, 2011

Mladic's lawyer fears for the life of the accused and requested a medical examination

Belgrade. .- The defense of war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic asked today to create a team of independent doctors examine the health status of the accused, who according to his family is unable to follow the trial that awaits. "His state of health is alarming, and I do not expect to arrive alive at the start of the trial," he told reporters today before Mladic's lawyer, Milos Saljic.

The lawyer said doctors from the prison where Mladic since his capture last Thursday, can not provide relevant diagnosis, so he asked to be examined by a team of cardiologists, neurologists, orthopedists and gastroenterologists. Mladic's family insisted on several occasions in recent days that the defendant, who in recent years suffered a stroke and suffers from several chronic diseases can no longer awaits trial before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY ) in The Hague.

Requested that before being extradited to be taken to a military hospital in Belgrade for their recovery. Moreover, Saljic today announced it will appeal "in the mail late in the afternoon to extend as much as is possible the procedure" the decision of the judiciary of Serbia who have given the conditions that Mladic be extradited to the ICTY.

The maximum time allowed to be sent the letter are the 17.00 local time (15.00 GMT) today. Saljic and Mladic's closest relatives on a daily visit to former general in the county jail special department for war crimes by the Court in Belgrade, where he was taken after the arrest and where he remained until his transfer to The Hague.

The former commander Bosnian Serb military can be extradited and sent to the ICTY in the coming days, said today the Serbian authorities.

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