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Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic: war criminal with '1,000 faces'

Sarajevo - President, psychiatrist, poet and even New Age healer -- Serb hero Radovan Karadzic lived a varied life before being convicted of war crimes in The Hague.

Remorseless Seselj still dreams about 'Greater Serbia'

Belgrade - Vojislav Seselj has no remorse over his role in the wars in the former Yugoslavia. Now 63, the ultra-nationalist Serb is again an MP in the parliament in Belgrade and has no regrets."We will never give up the idea of a Greater Serbia," he insists.

UN court seeks Interpol's help to arrest Serbs

Den Haag - A UN war crimes court Tuesday upped the ante in a battle with Serbia, asking Interpol to issue high-priority red notices for the arrest of three Serbs accused of witness-tampering.

UN court seeks Interpol's help to arrest Serbs

Den Haag - A UN war crimes court Tuesday upped the ante in a battle with Serbia, asking Interpol to issue high-priority red notices for the arrest of three Serbs accused of witness-tampering.

UN court seeks Interpol's help to arrest Serbs

Den Haag - A UN war crimes court Tuesday upped the ante in a battle with Serbia, asking Interpol to issue high-priority red notices for the arrest of three Serbs accused of witness-tampering.

Mladic says Bosnia war deaths a 'tragedy': lawyer

Den Haag - Lawyers defending former Serb military chief Ratko Mladic on Tuesday asked war crimes judges to acquit him, saying their client considered every life lost during Bosnia's bloody war "a tragedy".

Mladic 'not a monster', defence tells judges

Den Haag - Former Serb military commander Ratko Mladic was "not a monster" and should be acquitted of genocide and war crimes, his defence argued Friday, insisting the prosecution had failed to prove his role in the Bosnian war.

UN prosecutors urge life term for 'Butcher of Bosnia'

Den Haag - Prosecutors urged UN judges on Wednesday to jail Ratko Mladic for life, accusing the former Serb commander of a ruthless campaign of ethnic cleansing to create a Greater Serbia in the 1990s Balkans wars."It would be...

UN prosecutors urge life term for 'Butcher of Bosnia'

Den Haag - Prosecutors urged UN judges on Wednesday to jail Ratko Mladic for life, accusing the former Serb commander of a ruthless campaign of ethnic cleansing to create a Greater Serbia in the 1990s Balkans wars."It would be...

UN court urged to find Mladic guilty of genocide in Bosnian towns

Den Haag - UN prosecutors described harrowing scenes of rape and murder Tuesday as they sought an unprecedented conviction for genocide in Bosnian towns during the 1990s conflict against former Serb commander Ratko Mladic.

'Butcher of Bosnia' Mladic led campaign to make Muslims 'vanish'

Den Haag - Former Serb commander Ratko Mladic led a relentless military campaign during the 1990s Bosnian war to ensure Muslims "vanished" from the territory, UN prosecutors said Monday.

Ratko Mladic: the 'Butcher of Bosnia' whose trial nears end

Belgrade - Ratko Mladic, whose war crimes trial reaches a climax next week, is a former Serb army commander whose brutish leadership during Bosnia's 1990s conflict was blamed for the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II.

UN judges uphold 22-year jail term for Bosnian Serb leaders

Den Haag - UN war crimes judges on Thursday threw out an appeal by two former top Bosnian Serb officials against their conviction, upholding a 22-year jail term imposed for their roles in "ethnic cleansing" during the 1990s conflict.

Yugoslav UN prosecutor urges end to Croat Serb leader's trial

Den Haag - UN war crimes prosecutors Thursday called for the trial of Croatian Serb rebel leader Goran Hadzic to be abandoned as he battles the advanced stages of terminal brain cancer.

Karadzic pleads to be freed on bail pending appeal

Den Haag - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, who was handed a 40-year jail term for genocide during the 1990s Bosnian war, on Friday urged judges to free him on bail ahead of his planned appeal.

Karadzic slams 'monstrous' war crimes guilty verdict

Den Haag - Former Bosnian Serbian leader Radovan Karadzic on Wednesday slammed as "monstrous" a guilty verdict handed down by a UN war crimes tribunal in his first court appearance since being sentenced to 40 years in jail.

UN prosecutor to appeal acquittal of Serb radical leader

Den Haag - The chief prosecutor of the UN's Yugoslav war crimes court said Wednesday he will appeal the surprise acquittal of radical Serb nationalist Vojislav Seselj, denouncing "far-reaching ... errors" in last week's verdict.

UN judges rule Croat Serb leader too ill to continue trial

Den Haag - UN war crimes judges have ordered an indefinite halt to the trial of Croatian Serb rebel leader Goran Hadzic who is suffering from brain cancer, according to a ruling released Tuesday.

Outrage at UN court's 'rewriting' of Balkans wars

Den Haag - Legal experts and historians have reacted with outrage to the controversial war crimes acquittal of firebrand Serb Vojislav Seselj, saying it overturns international law and rewrites the history of the Balkans conflict.

'Political' UN war crimes court failed to reconcile Balkans: Serbia

Belgrade - Serbia's prime minister lashed out Friday at the UN war crimes court that tried Ultranationalist Serb leader Vojislav Seselj, accusing it of being "political" and failing to reconcile the Balkans.

Croatia leads outrage over Serb leader Seselj's acquittal

Zagreb - Croatia and Bosnia on Thursday slammed the acquittal of far-right Serb leader Vojislav Seselj on war crimes charges in a ruling that threatened to damage already fragile relations in the Balkans.

Politics and war crimes: key figures in Balkan wars

Belgrade - Radical Serb leader Vojislav Seselj was acquitted Thursday on all charges arising from the 1990s Balkan conflicts in the latest verdict handed down by the UN's International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Vojislav Seselj: Unrepentant Serb ultranationalist

Belgrade - Serb academic turned far-right leader Vojislav Seselj won notoriety during the 1990s Balkan wars for his incendiary rhetoric and remains defiant since his provisional release from more than a decade in detention in The Hague.

UN judges acquit radical Serb leader of war crimes

Den Haag - UN war crimes judges Thursday acquitted radical Serb leader Vojislav Seselj on all nine charges of committing atrocities in the 1990s Balkans wars in a surprise verdict swiftly denounced as "shameful" by CroatiaThe three-judge panel found by a majority...

UN court ex-official describes tough five-day detention

Den Haag - The ex-spokeswoman for the former chief prosecutor of the Yugoslav war crimes court Wednesday described her five-day detention for contempt of court, alleging it was part of a "personal vendetta" against her.

UN war crimes court frees ex-official jailed for contempt

Den Haag - A former key official from the UN Balkans war crimes court was freed Tuesday after spending five days for contempt in the same jail as notorious ex-leaders like Radovan Karadzic.

Balkan activists support detained ex-ICTY spokeswoman

Belgrade - A hundred Balkan rights groups, journalists and activists declared their support Monday for a former prosecutorial spokeswoman at the Yugoslav war crimes court after she was detained by the tribunal.

Ex-ICTY spokeswoman held under 'suicide watch conditions'

Den Haag - The former prosecutorial spokeswoman for the Yugoslav war crimes court, convicted in 2009 on contempt charges, was being held under "suicide watch conditions" at the tribunal's detention unit, her lawyer said Saturday as efforts continued to get her re...

Serbia, Russia criticise UN court after Karadzic verdict

Belgrade - Serbia and Russia on Friday criticised the UN war crimes tribunal, alleging bias after it convicted wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of genocide.

Karadzic trial shows genocide hardest crime to prove

Den Haag - A complex verdict against Radovan Karadzic, found guilty of genocide at Srebrenica but acquitted of the same charge in other Bosnian towns, has again shown that the "most heinous" of crimes is the hardest to prove.
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