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Judges postpone Karadzic trial for 1 month

Judges postpone Karadzic trial for 1 month

The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has postponed the genocide trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic for a month so he can study around 14,000 pages of evidence recently revealed to him by prosecutors.
Presiding judge O-Gon Kwon said Wednesday the large amount of evidence "means it is in the interest of justice to suspend the proceedings temporarily."
The U.N. court says the material could contain information that might help Karadzic clear his name.
Karadzic faces 11 charges, including two genocide counts, for allegedly masterminding Serb atrocities throughout the Bosnian war. He insists he is innocent.
Kwon also rebuked prosecutors for repeatedly disclosing evidence too late to Karadzic.


Updated : 2021-04-11 10:07 GMT+08:00