August 29, 2008
No War Crime Pleas for Karadzic
Radovan Karadzic, the captured leader of the Bosnian Serbs, has refused to enter a plea to war crime charges at an international court in The Hague.
As Karadzic appeared before the U.N. international tribunal on war crimes in former Yugoslavia and refused to plea Judge Iain Bonomy entered a plea of not guilty for him, the BBC and Radio Netherlands Worldwide said.
Karadzic accused the tribunal of being oriented toward his conviction, saying the legal group was essentially a representation of NATO.
"I will not plead, in line with my standpoint as regards this court," he said at his second court hearing.
The BBC said Karadzic's next hearing is scheduled for Sept. 17.