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Mladic refuses to testify for old ally Karadzic at U.N. tribunal

By Thomas Escritt THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic refused on Tuesday to give evidence in support of one-time ally Radovan Karadzic, denouncing the U.N. war crimes tribunal as "satanic" and saying he did not want to incriminate himself. Mladic, the former general who headed separatist Bosnian Serb forces, and Karadzic, the political leader, are both accused of responsibility for the massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica near the end of Bosnia's 1992-95 war.

Bosnian Serb allies Mladic, Karadzic side by side in war crimes court

By Thomas Escritt THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Bosnian Serb wartime leaders Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic appeared together for the first time before a U.N. war crimes court on Tuesday and Mladic sidestepped questions from his old ally relating to charges of conspiring to commit genocide. Mladic, the former general who headed separatist Bosnian Serb forces, and Karadzic, the political leader, are both accused of responsibility for the massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica near the end of Bosnia's 1992-95 war.

Mladic refuses to testify in Karadzic war crimes trial

Former Bosnian Serb army leader Ratko Mladic on Tuesday refused to testify at the trial of his political alter ego Radovan Karadzic, repeatedly dismissing the UN's Yugoslav war crimes tribunal as "satanic". The hearing before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was supposed to shed light on the relationship between Karadzic and Mladic during the 1995 fall of Srebrenica and the siege of Sarajevo during Bosnia's bloody three-year war.

Mladic refuses to testify in Karadzic war crimes trial

Former Bosnian Serb army leader Ratko Mladic on Tuesday refused to testify at the trial of his political alter ego Radovan Karadzic, repeatedly dismissing the UN's Yugoslav war crimes tribunal as "satanic". The hearing before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was supposed to shed light on the relationship between Karadzic and Mladic during the 1995 fall of Srebrenica and the siege of Sarajevo during Bosnia's bloody three-year war.

Mladic refuses to testify in Karadzic war crimes trial

Former Bosnian Serb army leader Ratko Mladic on Tuesday refused to testify at the trial of his political alter ego Radovan Karadzic, repeatedly dismissing the UN's Yugoslav war crimes tribunal as "satanic". The hearing before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was supposed to shed light on the relationship between Karadzic and Mladic during the 1995 fall of Srebrenica and the siege of Sarajevo during Bosnia's bloody three-year war.

Mladic lashes 'satanic' UN court in Karadzic testimony

Former Bosnian Serb army leader Ratko Mladic lashed out at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal on Tuesday, calling it "satanic", as he was forced to testify in the trial of political counterpart Radovan Karadzic. "I do not recognise this hate court. It is a satanic court," Mladic told the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, nevertheless then taking the oath and asking for his false teeth, a request met with laughter from the public gallery.

Mladic lashes 'satanic' UN court in Karadzic testimony

Former Bosnian Serb army leader Ratko Mladic lashed out at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal on Tuesday, calling it "satanic", as he was forced to testify in the trial of political counterpart Radovan Karadzic. "I do not recognise this hate court. It is a satanic court," Mladic told the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, nevertheless then taking the oath and asking for his false teeth, a request met with laughter from the public gallery.

UN court says Mladic must testify in Karadzic trial

Former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic must give evidence in the war crimes trial of his political counterpart Radovan Karadzic, a UN tribunal ruled on Wednesday. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) said Karadzic had asked that the former military leader act as a witness for the defence. Both men have been charged with genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity over their roles in the 1992-1995 Bosnian war, in which 100,000 people died.

Bosnian victims' families condemn slow Karadzic trial

Families of victims killed in Bosnia's 1990s war condemned the slowness of the trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic on Sunday, the fifth anniversary of his arrest. "We regret the slowness of the process against Karadzic," who is being tried by a United Nations war crimes court in The Hague, said two associations of the relatives of victims killed during the 1992-1995 war. "Many witnesses in the process against Karadzic are unfortunately dying so many will not have a chance to testify," they said in a statement quoted by the FENA news agency.

UN court reinstates genocide charge against Karadzic

The UN's Yugoslav war crimes court on Thursday reinstated a genocide charge against former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, overturning on appeal an earlier decision by trial judges. Appeal judges said the trial chamber "erred in fact in concluding that there was no evidence" of genocidal intent in relation to the killings allegedly carried out by Bosnian Serbs of Muslims and Croats in Bosnian municipalities from March to December 1992.
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