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UN Tribunal Reinstates Genocide Charge Against Karadzic

July 11, 2013

The UN war crimes court for the former Yugoslavia has reinstated the genocide charge against Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic after an appeal by the prosecution.

The decision on July 11 reversed Karadzic's acquittal last year on one of the two genocide charges he faces.

Karadzic faces 10 other charges including another genocide count for allegedly masterminding the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

The ruling came as tens of thousands of people gathered in the Bosnian village of Srebrenica to rebury 409 newly identified victims of the massacre.

July 11 marked the 18th anniversary of the worst slaughter on European soil since the Nazi era.

In July 1995, Bosnian Serb forces overran the UN-protected village and executed more than 8,000 men and boys within days.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP

Source: http://www.rferl.org/content/un-tribunal-reinstates-genocide/25043399.html

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