Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic returned to a United Nations court on Tuesday (August 25) to appeal against his 2017 conviction for genocide and crimes against humanity during the Yugoslav Wars.
The 77-year-old appeared at The Hague at the start of the two-day hearing, which his lawyers had sought to delay, arguing that the former general is in poor health.
The judge, who appeared by video call, said Mladic had put forward nine grounds of appeal, asking for acquittal or a retrial.
Mladic is serving a life sentence for overseeing the slaughter of 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in 1995.
He was also found guilty of attacking and murdering civilians during the 43-month siege of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo.
At his trial, Mladic was convicted of 10 out of 11 charges.
Prosecutors say not only should his appeal be rejected, he should have been convicted of the 11th charge - namely, genocide against Bosniaks and Croats in five municipalities of Bosnia in 1992.
Mladic will be allowed to address the court for 10 minutes on Wednesday (August 25).
A date has yet to be set by judges for a decision on his appeal, but it's likely to be sometime next year.