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Karadzic war crimes trial to resume April 13

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-04-01

The UN war crimes tribunal has rejected former Serbian leader Radovan Karadzic's appeal for a delay in his trial for crimes against humanity, which will restart on April 13 after over a month-long interruption.

AFP - The genocide trial of former Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic will resume on April 13, the UN war crimes tribunal announced Thursday after his appeal for a further delay was rejected.
  
"The trial of Radovan Karadzic is scheduled to resume on 13 April 2010 at 14:15 in Courtroom 1 with the start of the presentation of the Prosecution's evidence," a statement from the court said.
  
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia's appeals chamber earlier Thursday turned down a new bid by Karadzic to have his case put off.
  
The appeals chamber strongly backed the trial court which had warned it would carry on with hearings even if Karadzic resumed a boycott.
  
He had refused to attend the first three days of the hearings, saying he had not been given enough time to prepare.
  
"The trial chamber made no error in assessing that further postponement of the trial was not justified," said the appeals chamber.
  
"Karadzic has failed to demonstrate that the trial chamber abused in its discretion in reaching this conclusion," it added.
  
Karadzic faces war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide charges arising from Bosnia's 1992-95 war in which 100,000 people were killed.
  
Karadzic has represented himself at hearings he has attended and pleaded not guilty.
  
In a two-day opening statement a month ago he claimed that wartime atrocities blamed on Bosnian Serbs were "staged" by their Muslim enemies and said the 1995 Srebrenica massacre was a "myth".
  
The Bosnian Serb leader, now 64, was arrested on a Belgrade bus in July 2008 after 13 years on the run. He faces life imprisonment if found guilty.

Date created : 2010-04-01

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