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12 December 2017 15:58 (South Africa)

Karadzic says he needs still more time and boycotts the start of his trial

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic did not come to the opening of his trial where he faces charges that include genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Unsurprisingly, he denies them all. Karadzic is representing himself, but one of his legal advisors told the BBC he won’t be coming to court as he needs at least nine months to prepare his defence properly. Karadzic’s Belgrade-based legal counsel said the accused would not attend the trial session on Tuesday unless he was granted his postponement, and would refuse any court-appointed lawyer.  The prosecution, meanwhile, has made it clear they are ready to start, and called on the international tribunal to impose counsel on Karadzic so the trial could begin. Read more: BBC

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