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News ID: 22086
Publish Date: 20:55 - 24 April 2018
TEHRAN, April 24 - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic attended the second day of his appeal hearing against a sentence for genocide and war crimes, which was held at the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (MICT) in The Hague on Tuesday.

Karadzic pleads 'no knowledge' of Srebrenica executionsTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) –Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic attended the second day of his appeal hearing against a sentence for genocide and war crimes, which was held at the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (MICT) in The Hague on Tuesday.

His defense lawyer Peter Robinson claimed that President Karadzic had "no knowledge" of the executions.

"Some day some intercept from the United States or some information will come about and prove conclusively that President Karadzic didn't know anything about these executions," he said.

Robinson also added, "If the President had contact with people like Derenich who did have knowledge of the executions, you can't just assume that they informed him of the killings."

In March 2016 a UN tribunal for the former Yugoslavia found Karadzic guilty of 10 out of 11 counts of genocide, war crimes and other atrocities committed during the Bosnian War. Some of the charges were linked to involvement in the Srebrenica massacre of July 1995.

(Source: Ruptly)

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