Monday, October 26, 2009

Karadzic Fails to Appear for Trial, Claims Needs More Time to Prepare Defense

Karadzic boycotts start of trial
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has failed to appear at his trial on 11 charges including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Mr Karadzic denies the charges, which relate to the Bosnian war of the 1990s.
The judge adjourned the case for a day, and requested Mr Karadzic, who is representing himself, to appear.
However, a legal adviser for Mr Karadzic told the BBC he would not appear as he still needed at least nine months to prepare his defence.

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