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2008-07-27 18:00:19

RADOVAN Karadzic's lawyer has filed a last-minute appeal against his extradition to the UN war crimes court in The Hague. His lawyer Svetozar Vujacic said he lodged the motion last night, in an apparent attempt to stall the handover of the former Serbian leader to the tribunal in Holland. Karadzic was captured in Belgrade on Monday and stands accused of masterminding a genocide in Serbia during the early 1990s. He is likely to be given over to the UN tribunal next week. (c) 2008...

2008-07-27 00:00:19

By Vesna Peric Zimonjic BELGRADE The captured Bosnian Serb leader could turn war crimes trial into farce Radovan Karadzic's defence lawyers lodged an appeal this weekend against the former Bosnian Serb leader's extradition to the war crimes court at The Hague, but the manner in which they did so made it clear that the fugitive will do his best to turn the proceedings into a farce. Svetozar Vujacic, a member of Karadzic's defence team, confirmed yesterday that the appeal had been filed,...

2008-07-25 21:00:17

By Dusan Stojanovic BELGRADE, Serbia - The real Dragan Dabic has emerged - and the 66- year-old construction worker was shocked Thursday to discover his identity had apparently been stolen by one of the world's most notorious war crimes suspects. Radovan Karadzic assumed Dabic's identity as a cover during the autocratic rule of his mentor Slobodan Milosevic, officials said Thursday, promising to track down anyone who helped the Bosnian Serb warlord stay on the run from genocide charges...

2008-07-24 06:00:25

Text of report in English by Paris-based Sudanese newspaper Sudan Tribune website on 24 July 24 July 2008 (Al-Fashir) - The US charge d'affaires, Alberto Fernandez said he was "disappointed" with the speech of the Sudanese president Umar Hasan al-Bashir that he made in Darfur. Fernandez, who accompanied Al-Bashir in his tour of Darfur, was quoted by the daily Al-Hayat published in London as saying that he expected to hear "something new with regards to practical steps that will be taken...

2008-07-24 00:00:23

By The Associated Press BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - Radovan Karadzic grew a long, white beard to conceal his identity and even managed to openly practice alternative medicine while in hiding, officials said Tuesday in revealing details of the war crimes fugitive's capture after a decade on the run.Karadzic, the wartime leader of Bosnian Serbs, was arrested Monday night in a Belgrade suburb, officials said. A judge has ordered his transfer to the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague,...

2008-07-23 15:00:39

By Tom Hundley and Christine Spolar, Chicago Tribune Jul. 23--Over the past decade, as borders and barriers across an increasingly integrated Europe seemingly fell with each passing day, new ones were being constructed around Serbia. Most Serbs chafed under their deepening isolation, but a sense of national martyrdom and the refusal to turn over two alleged war criminals converged to keep Serbia on Europe's doorstep, a festering trouble spot for the continent. The European Union made...

2008-07-23 09:00:26

By DUSAN STOJANOVIC By Dusan Stojanovic The Associated Press BELGRADE, Serbia For more than a decade, the world's most-wanted war crimes fugitive displayed a talent for eluding international justice. His secret? Hiding in plain sight. In a ruse worthy of any thriller, Radovan Karadzic transformed himself from a leader instantly recognizable by his famous shock of salt-and-pepper hair into a man resembling a New Age mystic, with a flowing white beard and black robe. Believed to...

2008-07-23 06:00:24

By Lindsay McIntosh IN A private clinic deep in the sprawling concrete suburb of Novi (New) Belgrade, Dr Dragan Dabic was accepted unquestioningly as a quiet, softly spoken practitioner of alternative medicine. During more than a decade out of public view, the Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic, once known for his distinctively coiffed hair, had done his utmost to alter his appearance from that of the man the world was hunting. When it finally caught up with him, on...

2008-07-23 06:00:24

THE arrest of Radovan Karadzic, after 13 years on the run, will not bring total closure to the horror story that was the Balkans during the 1990s, but it is a start. For Karadzic was responsible for the worst genocide and ethnic cleansing seen in Europe since the Nazi era, including the murder of 8,000 Muslim Bosnian men and boys in Srebrenica, in July 1995. That particular massacre lasted three long days, as each victim was individually shot in the back of the head with a pistol, before...

2008-07-23 03:00:26

BELGRADE, Serbia - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, accused architect of massacres making him one of the world's top war crimes fugitives, was arrested Monday evening in a raid that ended a near 13-year manhunt, the country's president and the U.N. tribunal said. Mr. Karadzic is the suspected mastermind of mass killings that the U.N. war crimes tribunal described as "scenes from hell, written on the darkest pages of human history." They include the 1995 massacre of 8,000...


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  • To talk saucily.
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