On May 16, 2012, the trial of former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic began. The prosecution recounted the atrocities that soldiers directly under Maldic's command allegedly performed. Mladic refused to make a formal plea. The court entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.
On the following day, a judge suspended the trial due to errors made by the prosecution in handing over evidence to the defense. The prosecution acknowledged that there were delays in giving documents to the defense.