Former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic will appear before the Yugoslavia war crimes tribunal in The Hague on Friday, the UN court said on Wednesday.
Mladic, 69, arrived in the Netherlands by plane on Tuesday evening. He is being held in Scheveningen prison.
According to the BBC, steps are being taken to speed up the trial. Prosecutor Serge Brammertz said aid the charge sheet had been amended to shorten the trial’s length.
Mladic – who was arrested on Thursday following 16 years on the run – faces genocide charges over the 1992-95 Bosnian war.
The general is accused of being behind the massacre of at least 7,500 Bosnian Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in 1995. The enclave was under the protection of Dutch troops at the time.
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