Mladic trial delayed after prosecutor 'errors'

The war crimes trial of ex-Bosnian Serb commander General Ratko Mladic has been delayed by a judge in The Hague due to "errors" by prosecutors in disclosing evidence to defence lawyers.

Alphons Orie told the UN Yugoslav war crimes tribunal today he was delaying the case due to "significant disclosure errors" by prosecutors who are obliged to share all their evidence with Mladic's defence team.

He says judges are still analysing the "scope and full impact" of the error.

He says he aims to establish a new starting date "as soon as possible".

Prosecutors had already admitted the errors and did not object to a delay in the trial.

Mladic's lawyer has asked for a six-month delay.

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