05/17/2012 11:23 am ET

Ratko Mladic Trial: Back To Sarajevo (PHOTOS)

On Thursday, a judge at The Hague indefinitely delayed the proceedings in the trial of former Bosnian-Serb general Ratko Mladic, due to 'errors' made by the prosecution.

Mladic is accused of war crimes committed during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war, and is being held responsible for the massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica in 1995.

The AP reported from the trial's opening proceedings:

"The world watched in disbelief that in neighborhoods and villages within Europe a genocide appeared to be in progress," prosecutor Dermot Groome said at the U.N. court in The Hague


Groome said Mladic "held Sarajevo in the palm of his hand," playing an intercepted radio communication of the former commander ordering the shelling of part of the city and a video of civilians scurrying across devastated streets to avoid sniper fire. The attacks were part of an "overarching" plan by Karadzic and former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to drive non-Serbs from large parts of Bosnia and to carve out a "Greater Serbia" from the ruins of the former Yugoslavia.

Twenty years after the start of the war, HuffPost looks back at Bosnia in the 1990s. WARNING: Photos contain graphic content.



Srebrenica And The Trial of Ratko Mladic