THE HAGUE – the trial against the former leader of the Serbs in Bosnia, Radovan Karadzic, is unfair. He must be acquitted or the process should be about. This argued defence counsel Peter Robinson on Monday in The Hague at the beginning of the appeal. The plaintiffs have also appealed because they want to make him a life sentence.
Karadzic is in 2016 by the international criminal court, after a trial that lasted five years and sentenced to forty years in prison for his role in ethnic cleansing in the civil war-torn country. So were the judges him guilty of genocide around Srebrenica, where in 1995 thousands of muslim men were executed.
Karadizic was the political leader of ethnic Serbs who wanted to prevent Bosnia-Herzegovina, especially under the pressure of western powers, independent of Belgrade. They feared there as a minority to be dominated by Bosnian muslims. The tribunal was established in 1993 by the UN for the trial of serious crimes committed during the afscheidingsoorlogen in the former Yugoslavia.