UN judges reinstate Karadzic genocide charge
11 July 2013
Appeals judges at the United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Netherlands have reinstated a genocide charge against Radovan Karadzic linked to a campaign of killing and mistreating non-Serbs at the start of the Bosnian war in 1992.
The decision on Thursday reversed the former Bosnian Serb leader's acquittal last year on one of the two genocide charges he faces.
Presiding Judge Theodor Meron said appeals judges believed that prosecution evidence presented at Karadzic's trial "could indicate that Karadzic possessed genocidal intent".
Thursday's ruling is likely to further draw out his long-running trial on 10 other charges including another genocide count for allegedly masterminding the 1995 Srebenica massacre.
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