Karadzic to enter pleas at war crimes court
Former Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic was due to enter a plea next week to a new version of the genocide charge he faces at the UN's war crimes tribunal.
THE HAGUE - Karadzic would appear before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Tuesday, a court statement added.
He was expected to enter pleas to 11 counts of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The main allegations against Karadzic relate to the 44-month siege of Sarajevo that left 10.000 dead and the July 1995 massacre of around 8.000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica.
The former leader, 63, was arrested on a Belgrade bus on 13 July 2008, years after he was first indicted by the ICTY.
Genocide is considered the gravest of crimes under international law, but also the most difficult to prove because of the requirement to show intent.
The ICTY has so far handed down one genocide-related conviction when it found former Bosnian Serb general Radislav Krstic guilty in April 2004 of aiding and abetting genocide.
Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic had also been accused of genocide before the ICTY, but died in his cell in March 2006 before judgment could be passed.
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