The Hague: Judges at the
Yugoslav war crimes tribunal have ordered a full medical
checkup of ailing genocide suspect Gen Ratko Mladic after he
said he was too ill to attend a hearing last week.
Judges say in a written order that a complete picture of
the 69-year-old former Bosnian Serb military chief`s health
will help them "better assess whether and to what extent his
health condition could affect the preparation of the upcoming
The order published today comes amid a slew of health
complaints from Mladic since he arrived at the UN court`s
detention unit in May following his arrest in Serbia after 16
years on the run.
Mladic has been suffering the effect of a kidney stone,
had surgery for a hernia and been hospitalised with pneumonia.