Karadzic to Boycott Bosnia Genocide Trial

Hague tribunal will open in his absence
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2009 4:49 AM CDT
In this Aug. 29, 2008 file photo, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic enters pleas to 11 charges including genocide and crimes against humanity at the UN tribunal in the Hague, Netherlands.   (AP Photo/ Valerie Kuypers, Pool, file)
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(Newser) – Radovan Karadzic, the Bosnian Serb leader arrested last year after more than a decade in hiding, will boycott his trial for genocide and other crimes next week. The trial at the international court in The Hague will begin Monday in Karadzic's absence, an official says. Prosecutors are expecting they'll need a year to lay out all the evidence against Karadzic, whose forces massacred more than 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica and killed non-Serbs across Yugoslavia.
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