Lawyer: Mladic has lymph node cancer

2nd June 2011, Comments 0 comments

Ratko Mladic is suffering from lymph node cancer, or lymphoma, his lawyer Milos Saljic told Serbian daily .

This was the reason for Mr Mladic’s admission to hospital in 2009, Mr Saljic says. Soon after the Bosnian Serb former general’s arrest on war crimes and genocide charges, his lawyer said he had previously undergone chemotherapy in a Belgrade hospital.

The 69-year-old Mr Mladic appeared frail on his arrest, raising doubts about his health. Critics say his lawyer’s story is merely a defence strategy, and the cancer is a fabrication.

is currently in detention in The Hague awaiting trial at the UN Yugoslavia tribunal.

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