Bosnian Serb ex-leader Karadzic’s trial begins

Radnan Karadzic, former leader of Bosnian Serbs, goes on trial in The Hague Monday 26 October, charged with 11 counts of genocide and war crimes during the 1992-95 Bosnian War. He is being tried by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and is reportedly planning to boycott the start of the trial, saying he needs more time to prepare. Karadzic, who was arrested in July 2008 after 13 years of hiding, plans to defend himself.

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