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Karadzic says in pretrial brief he is not guilty

Karadzic says in pretrial brief he is not guilty

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has filed a pretrial brief at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal saying he is not guilty of all 11 charges filed against him.
At previous hearings, Karadzic refused to enter pleas to the charges which include genocide, extermination and persecution.
No date has yet been set for his trial, but the court's president recently told the Security Council it will begin in late August.
Prosecutors accuse the 64-year-old Karadzic of masterminding atrocities by Serb forces throughout Bosnia's 1992-95 war, including the deadly siege of the capital Sarajevo and the July 1995 massacre of some 8,000 Muslim men in the Srebrenica enclave.
In the brief released Tuesday, Karadzic says he is confident the court will acquit him.


Updated : 2021-06-13 21:37 GMT+08:00