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Radovan Karadzic appeals 'biased' war crimes conviction

Radovan Karadzic appears in the courtroom for his appeal. Credit: Reuters

Former Bosnian-Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has appealed his 40-year prison sentence for genocide and crimes against humanity.

Karadzic was jailed in March after a UN court convicted him of war crimes during the Bosnian war of 1992-1995, including the Srebrenica massacre in which 8,000 Muslim men and boys died.

In his appeal, he said his sentence should be overturned or he should be given a new trial as the court was biased against him.

Judges at The Hague had shown a "double standard" in granting prosecution requests while denying his, Karadzic wrote, adding that judges had been guided by "inferences" rather than "solid evidence."

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Concentration camp survivor reacts to Karadzic ruling

Radovan Karadzic has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after a UN court convicted him of war crimes during the Bosnian war of 1992-1995.

Europe Editor James Mates speaks about the conviction with Satko Mujugic, a survivor of one of the concentration camps Karadzic set up, as well as Peter Robinson, the 70-year-old former Bosnian-Serb leader's lawyer:

Radovan Karadzic to appeal war crimes convictions

Radovan Karadzic Credit: Reuters

Radovan Karadzic will appeal against his convictions, the former Bosnian Serb leader's lawyer has confirmed.

The 70-year-old has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after being found guilty of genocide and multiple crimes against humanity.

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Radovan Karadzic sentenced to 40 years in prison

Radovan Karadzic has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after being found guilty of genocide and multiple crimes against humanity.

Karadzic guilty of genocide over Srebrenica massacre

Radovan Karadzic has been on trial at the Hague for genocide and crimes against humanity. Credit: Reuters/Robin van Lonkhuijsen/Pool

Former Bosnian-Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has been found guilty of genocide in relation to the 1995 massacre in Srebrenica in which 8,000 Muslims died.

The slaughter of men and boys in Srebrenica was the single worst atrocity of the Bosnian war.

Radovan Karadzic cleared of one count of genocide

Former Bosnian-Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has been cleared of one count of genocide.

However, judges have yet to rule on a second genocide charge brought in relation to the 1995 massacre in Srebrenica in which 8,000 Muslims died.

Karadzic, 70, has been on trial at the Hague after being accused of genocide and crimes against humanity during the Bosnian war of 1992-1995.

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