Yugoslav Tribunal Drops One Genocide Charge Against Radovan Karadzic

  @https://twitter.com/dantovrov on June 28 2012 10:02 AM
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Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic appears in the courtroom of the ICTY War Crimes tribunal in the Hague Nov. 3, 2009. Karadzic appeared on Tuesday for an administrative hearing in his war crimes trial, temporarily giving up his boycott to ask for more time to prepare his case Reuters

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was cleared of one count of genocide by the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal on Thursday. The Hague court determined that there was not enough evidence to prove that genocide was the intent of certain attacks on Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats at the start of the war in 1992.

However, the court let stand 10 other charges against Karadzic, including one count of genocide. The Butcher of Bosnia, who led the President of Republika Srpska during the Bosnian War, has been accused of being responsible for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, in which 8,000 Muslim men and boys were executed, and for the Siege of Sarajevo, the fou- year long shelling campaign that killed 12,000 civilians.

The prosecution in the case finished presenting evident in May. The trial will continue later this year, then in October Karadzic's legal team will present evidence in his defense.

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