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2008-07-31 18:00:23

FORMER Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic will face a judge today for the first time over his string of monstrous war crimes. Karadzic was taken from Serbia and transferred to a UN jail cell in the Hague in middle of the night. Today will see the first step of his trial on charges of waging genocide against non-Serbs during the Balkan wars of the 1990s. His arrival early yesterday in the Netherlands marked the end of a 13-year effort by the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal to take...

2008-07-31 18:00:14

RADOVAN Karadzic is hidden from view in this helicopter waiting to take the former Bosnian Serb leader from Rotterdam to The Hague yesterday. But today he will finally be fully under public scrutiny as he faces a UN war crimes tribunal charged with genocide in the 1992-95 Bosnia war. Karadzic, 63, was transferred to his Dutch prison cell at dawn after flying under tight security from Belgrade where he was held last week. He will now be asked to enter a plea. And though it will take...

2008-07-31 09:00:34

Text of report in English by Paris-based Sudanese newspaper Sudan Tribune website on 29 July The UN Security Council met behind closed doors to discuss extending the mandate of the joint UN-African Union (AU) force in Darfur which is due to expire on 31 July. The extension which was supposed to be mere formality evolved into a full blown debate on deferring the indictment by the International Criminal Court (ICC) against the Sudanese president Umar Hasan al-Bashir. The ICC's prosecutor...

2008-07-31 09:00:16

By MIKE CORDER By Mike Corder The Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has Radovan Karadzic in custody, 13 years after indicting the Bosnian Serb leader on genocide charges. From video of summary executions to photos of skeletal prisoners, prosecutors have plenty of evidence of atrocities. But Slobodan Milosevic's tortuous trial demonstrated how tricky it is to prove a political leader masterminded the crimes as part of a genocidal plot to...

2008-07-31 00:00:21

By The Associated Press 7 Bosnian Serbs guilty of genocide SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- The Bosnian war crimes court convicted seven Bosnian Serbs of genocide Tuesday in the 1995 massacre of Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica and handed down prison sentences ranging from 38 to 42 years. Four others were acquitted. Issuing their first sentence related to Europe's worst massacre since World War II, judges at the war crimes court sent three of the former policemen to jail for 42 years,...

2008-07-31 00:00:21

By Vesna Peric Zimonjic Radovan Karadzic, one of the world's most wanted fugitives, makes his long-awaited first court appearance today following a dead-of- night secret transfer to a UN jail cell in The Hague. The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal will ask the former Bosnian Serb leader to enter his plea on 11 charges of waging genocide against non-Serbs, including the 43-month siege of Sarajevo and the 1995 massacre of 8,000 Muslims at Srebrenica. Early on Wednesday morning, Mr Karadzic,...

2008-07-30 09:00:15

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was jailed Wednesday at a U.N. detention cell at The Hague, where he will be tried for war crimes, officials said. The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia said in a statement it took custody of Karadzic after he was extradited from Serbia, CNN reported. Karadzic faces charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of the law of war stemming from the 1992-95 war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, when Karadzic was president...

2008-07-30 00:00:20

By Vesna Peric Zimonjic Police battled hardline Serbian nationalists on the streets of Belgrade last night after a demonstration protesting against the planned extradition of the former Bosnian Serb leader, Radovan Karadzic. Police used tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse the rally. More than 3,500 police in full anti-riot gear were deployed as hundreds of protesters became violent. There had been fears earlier in the day that the rally would turn violent after an...

2008-07-29 18:00:22

HARD-line supporters of Serbian mass killer Radovan Karadzic are threatening violent chaos in Belgrade today with a huge rally in his support. The ex-president will probably still be in the country as plans to extradite him to the UN war crimes tribunal on genocide charges hit delays. There were fears of preventing Karadzic's extradition by force. The right-wing Serbian Radical Party, were rallying support from all over Serbia and Bosnia. The Belgrade court dealing with Karadzic's...

2008-07-28 00:00:19

By The Associated Press BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - A leading Serbian newspaper reported Saturday that Radovan Karadzic's lawyer had mailed a last-minute appeal against the extradition of the former Bosnian warlord, but the lawyer later would not confirm or deny it. The Karadzic defense team had until midnight Friday to lodge a formal appeal. Proof of postage is sufficient even if the appeal has not yet arrived. Lawyer Svetozar Vujacic was quoted by the Politika daily as saying the appeal...


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