Suspect in Bosnia's Srebrenica massacre delays plea

A Bosnian Serb facing war crimes charges for his alleged involvement in the massacre of Muslims at Srebrenica in 1995 delayed entering a plea today at his first appearance at the Netherlands UN tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

A Bosnian Serb facing war crimes charges for his alleged involvement in the massacre of Muslims at Srebrenica in 1995 delayed entering a plea today at his first appearance at the Netherlands UN tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Drago Nikolic, a former lieutenant in charge of security during the Bosnian Serb army onslaught of the eastern Bosnian enclave, turned himself in to the UN court in The Hague, last Thursday.

Nikolic, 47, has up to 30 days to respond to the five counts in his indictment, including genocide and crimes against humanity, relating to the murder of at least 7,000 Bosnian Muslims.

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