The former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, already facing 11 charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, is to face fresh charges.
The International Criminal Tribunal summoned Karadzic and his lawyers to hear that the new charges might replace all others, and new plea hearings and pre-trial preparations would be necessary. This will mean the actual trial of Radovan Karadzic will be delayed.
Once again he refused his legal team’s help and represented himself. He repeated his claim he had been granted immunity from prosecution in a secret deal near the end of the Bosnian war by the US former peace mediator Richard Holbrooke.
He added Holbrooke had now gone back on the deal and wanted him dead - claims Holbrooke has repeatedly denied.
He was warned by the judge not to use the court as a platform.
Because of his refusal to recognise the court he has already had a plea of not guilty entered for him on the war crimes and genocide charges, the latter specifically referring to the massacre at Srebrenica.
Karadzic to face new indictment at TPI