But in the former Serb stronghold of Pale, people who gathered towatch the trial on TV applauded as they saw their general enter thecourtroom. “Mladic is our hero, it’s sad that we see him there. We blamethe Hague and international community,” said Milan Ivanovic, a20-year-old law student. Mladic, in a suit and tie and looking healthier than at previouspretrial hearings, but still a shadow of the burly struttingwartime general. He suffered a stroke while in hiding and has had other healthproblems since arriving in The Hague. Dual SIM Dual Standby Smartphone
He gave a thumbs-up and clapped toward the court’s public galleryas the trial got under way. He occasionally wrote notes and showedno emotion as prosecutors began outlining his alleged crimes. One woman in the public gallery called him a “vulture” asprosecutors began two days of laying out their case for judges. After a break in proceedings, Presiding Judge Alphons Orie of the Netherlands rebuked Mladic and the public about “inappropriateinteractions” and said he could shield Mladic behind a screenif it continued. CDMA GSM Cell Phones Manufacturer
Earlier, Orie said the court was considering postponing thepresentation of evidence, due to start May 29, due to”errors” by prosecutors in disclosing evidence to thedefense. Prosecutor Dermot Groome said he would not oppose a”reasonable adjournment.” Groome began his opening statement by focusing on the plight of a14-year-old boy whose father and uncle were among 150 men murderedby Bosnian Serb forces in November 1992, part of a pattern ofatrocities aimed at driving Muslims and Croats out of territorycoveted by Serbs. “The world watched in disbelief that in neighborhoods andvillages within Europe a genocide appeared to be in progress,” he said. Groome said Mladic’s forces continued such killings through to1995, when they massacred some 8,000 Muslim men in the Srebrenica enclave, the worst mass murder in Europe since World War II. Groome signaled that prosecutors would use Mladic’s own wordsagainst him in the trial, drawing on a stash of wartime diaries,radio intercepts, and appearances he made on television during thewar. China Dual SIM Handsets
In one such appearance, Groome showed television images of Mladicinspecting Serb artillery dug into hills surrounding the capital, Sarajevo , and denying involvement in war crimes foreshadowing hisdefense in The Hague that his actions were intended only to protectSerbs. “I did not take part in any crimes. I have only defended mypeople,” Mladic said. However in another video, he is heard boasting, “whenever Icome by Sarajevo, I kill someone in passing ..
I go kick the hellout of the Turks.” Groome also showed judges video of the bloody aftermath of anotorious shelling of a market in Markale, in the Bosnian capitalSarajevo, that killed dozens of people. He said all the attacks were part of an “overarching”plan to ethnically cleanse large parts of Bosnia of non-Serbs.