Ratko Mladic has told the War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia he intends to go on a hunger strike.
This is according to a Serbian newspaper.
The accused war criminal was brought to the Scheveningen prison last week from Belgrade after evading capture for 16 years.
Mladic is demanding medical treatment, visits from his family and money for a defense lawyer.
The suspect is accused of more than 30 war crimes, including genocide. In 1995, he was filmed by journalists telling Muslim women and men at Srebrenica that they would be separated and taken away.
Films later emerged of young Muslim boys being forced to climb out of trucks and lie face down on the ground before being executed by Serb troops.
Before the execution of the children, a Serb soldier can be heard asking for a colleague to run to the truck to get more batteries for his camera.
Mladic is accused of the execution of more than 7,000 boys and men in Srebrenica.