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2008-08-30 12:00:11

By Mike Corder Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic made a defiant stand before a U.N. court preparing to try him on genocide charges, refusing to enter pleas Friday and branding the tribunal a NATO proxy out to "liquidate" him. Judge Iain Bonomy entered not guilty pleas on Karadzic's behalf on 11 counts, which also include charges of crimes against humanity, allowing pretrial proceedings to proceed even though he rejects the court's legitimacy....

2008-08-01 06:00:19

By Noam Cohen It was not hard, in the end, to figure out that the Web site was a hoax, however tantalizing the site was for reporters eager to fill out details on the fugitive life of Radovan Karadzic, the Bosnian Serb leader reincarnated as a hippie guru of alternative healing. Any public search of the site, dragandabic.com, could have shown that the Web address had been registered after Karadzic was arrested last week on charges of war crimes. And, oddly enough, a returning visitor...

2008-07-28 18:00:19

Text of report by Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, often critical of the government, on 24 July [Commentary by Boris Yunanov: "Russia's New Friends. Radovan Karadzic"] Why did Moscow support two pariah leaders - Radovan Karadzic and Robert Mugabe? One is accused of war crimes by the Hague Tribunal, and the other the United States is attempting to put on trial for savage reprisals against the opposition. The following happened in Belgrade a few days ago: Serbian President Boris Tadic...

2008-07-28 06:00:31

Text of report by Serbian pro-western Belgrade-based Radio B92 website, Belgrade, 27 July: Radovan Karadzic's brother Luka Karadzic today confirmed for B92 that an extradition appeal has been filed on Friday [25 July]. The appeal is contesting the Serbian authorities' decision to extradite the former political leader of the Bosnian Serbs to the Hague tribunal. Luka Karadzic and lawyer Svetozar Vujacic today visited Radovan Karadzic, accused of war crimes, in detention in Belgrade, where...

2008-07-25 09:00:41

Text of report in English by Serbian pro-western Belgrade-based Radio B92 website, on 25 July Belgrade: The deadline for filing an appeal over the conditions for Radovan Karadzic's extradition expires today. Karadzic lawyer, Svetozar Vujacic, announced earlier that he would be sending the appeal by mail today at 19.55 CET [1755 gmt], right before the deadline. He said that he was taking his time with filing the appeal to allow more time for Karadzic's family to come to Belgrade to visit...

2008-07-25 06:00:21

Text of report by Bosnian wide-circulation privately-owned daily Dnevni avaz, on 24 July [Report by I. Catic: "Butcher in Custody Asks Only for Water, Pills"] After Radovan Karadzic was arrested on the bus to Batajnica at 2130 hrs. [2030 gmt] on 18 July, he was brought to the Special War Crimes Court in Belgrade wearing a hat. He was picked up by "boys" who showed him "some" badges. The most wanted war criminal had immediately realized the situation he was in, but he did not know where...

2008-07-25 00:00:20

By Vesna Peric Simonjic Serbian authorities are attempting to unravel the shadowy support network that enabled the former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to assume a false identity and evade capture on UN genocide charges for more than a decade. Investigators were looking at claims that the war crimes fugitive stole the identity of a man murdered by snipers in Sarajevo, who were under the command of Mr Karadzic himself. The false ID being used by Mr Karadzic in his second life as...

2008-07-23 15:00:13

Text of report in English by Serbian pro-western Belgrade-based Radio B92 website, on 23 July Belgrade, 23 July: B92 understands that Radovan Karadzic's ID card in the name of Dragan Dabic was issued in Ruma. Police are investigating who helped Karadzic obtain a false identity, and, as in the case of [another Hague indictee] Stojan Zupljanin, the possibility that he assumed the identity of a dead man is being looked into. Radovan Karadzic will be transferred to The Hague at the weekend...

2006-03-17 11:23:27

By Douglas Hamilton BELGRADE (Reuters) - Opponents of Slobodan Milosevic issued a reality check to Serbia on Friday to counter diehard loyalists lauding him as fallen hero who "battled like a giant" and would "sleep with the angels." "Thank you for the deceit and theft, for every drop of blood shed by thousands, for the fear and uncertainty, for the failed lives and generations, the unfulfilled dreams, for the horrors and wars you waged in our name, without asking us, for all the...

2005-12-02 19:58:41

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has chosen a high-profile retired career ambassador, Frank Wisner, as envoy to U.N. talks on whether Kosovo should split from Serbia, in a that sign Washington wants to spur the negotiations, diplomats said. Criticized for previously neglecting the Balkans, the Bush administration has focused this year on the region -- led by the No. 3 State Department official, Nicholas Burns, who wants to press for the status talks to advance early in 2006....


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