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UN tribunal rejects Karadzic request for new trial

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 3 September 2012
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September 03, 2012

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic in The HagueFormer Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic in The Hague

The UN's war crimes court has rejected a request by Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic for a new trial.

Karadzic has been on trial since October 2009 on war crimes charges including genocide for allegedly masterminding Serbian atrocities during Bosnia's 1992-95 war.

He has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

Last month, he asked the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for a fresh trial, accusing prosecutors of being late in disclosing evidence favorable to his defense.

The ruling on September 3 by judges at The Hague-based tribunal says delays in evidence disclosure have not infringed Karadzic's right to a fair trial.

The UN court has repeatedly delayed Karadzic's trial to enable him to review newly disclosed evidence.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP

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