Belgrade trial begins for ten Serbs charged with hiding war crimes suspect Mladic James M Yoch Jr at 2:50 PM ET
[JURIST] A Belgrade court Wednesday began trial proceedings for ten Serbs charged with hiding former Bosnian Serb military chief and indicted war crimes fugitive Ratko Mladic [ICTY case backgrounder; JURIST news archive] and helping him evade prosecution by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website]. The proceedings will most likely remain closed to the public because of the government's ongoing search for Mladic. The suspects, including several former Bosnian Serb military officials, have been charged [JURIST report] with aiding Mladic and sheltering him in five apartments in Belgrade between June 2002 and January 2006 with the knowledge of his indictment for war crimes.
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