Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is accused of bearing direct responsibility for some of the worst crimes committed during the 1990s Bosnian War. He is on trial at The Hague on 11 counts, including crimes against humanity.
Radovan Karadzics’s trial opens today. The victims of the Balkan wars have been waiting for this day since many years. Accused of crime against humanity amongst other, the ‘beast of Bosnia’ now threats not to show up in court.
The trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was due to start in The Hague today in the absence of Karadzic himself, who faces charges of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity for his role in the Bosnian War.
The long-anticipated trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic will begin on Monday despite Karadzic’s announcement that he will not be present at court, saying he needs more time to prepare his defence.
Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic will face war crimes and genocide charges in the International Criminal Tribunal on October 26, the court has announced. He stands accused of war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity.
Serbia's bid to join the EU still faces hurdles. Belgrade, which could formally apply for membership before the end of the year, still has to track down, arrest and send to The Hague those accused of war crimes.
In detention at The Hague and facing war-crimes charges, the former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic said the war in Bosnia was a creation of the world's "great powers" well before he entered the political scene.
Former Bosnian Serb leader and war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic has called for financial compensation after claiming he was "kidnapped" by Serbian authorities and held incommunicado for three days before his official date of arrest.