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Belgrade awaits Karadzic extradition appeal

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Belgrade awaits Karadzic extradition appeal


Today’s Serbian newspaper Politika says war crimes’ suspect Radovan Karadzic has filed an appeal against his extradition to the Hague on genocide charges. Karadzic had until midnight last night to lodge an appeal; his lawyers had intended to send it from a remote postbox to delay the proceedings. Judges are expected to consider any appeal on Monday, and lawyers say it should be a formality.

If Karadzic’s appeal fails, he will be sent to the International War Crimes’ Tribunal at the Hague. He faces a series of charges, including eleven counts of genocide and crimes against humanity.
Karadzic is the court’s most-high profile suspect after former Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic, who died in his cell during his trial.

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