ONE of the biggest and most keenly awaited trials of the past half century opened on Monday but without the benefit of the defendant. The infamous Radovan Karadzic, the Bosnian Serbs’ political leader during the Bosnian war of 1992-’95 which left at least 100,000 dead, refused to attend because he said he needs more time to prepare his defence.
Wed, 28 Oct, 2009
“Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic, individually and in concert with others, planned, instigated, ordered or otherwise aided and abetted in the planning, preparation or execution of unlawful attacks against the civilian population and individual civilians with weapons such as mortars, rockets and artillery... They are criminally responsible for the unlawful confinement, murder, rape, sexual assault, torture, beating, robbery and inhumane treatment of civilians.”
Wed, 23 Jul, 2008
The United Nations’ highest court will today rule whether Serbia is guilty of genocide for the killing, torture, rape and expulsion of Bosnian Muslims – the first time an entire nation is being held to judicial account for the ultimate crime.
Mon, 26 Feb, 2007