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 (kä′rə-jĭch), Radovan Born 1945.
Bosnian Serb leader who engaged in civil war with the government of Bosnia-Herzegovina. An extreme Serbian nationalist, his practice of ethnic cleansing led to his 1995 indictment by the International War Crimes Tribunal.
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(Biography) Radovan (ˈrædəvæn). born 1945, Bosnian Serb political leader during the Bosnian war (1992–95); evaded capture until arrested in 2008; tried on charges of genocide and war crimes by an international criminal tribunal at The Hague (2010-2014) and ongoing
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Radovan Karadzic, former Bosnian Serb president during the 1992-1995 civil war and top U.N.
Radovan Karadzic, one of the world's most-wanted war criminals, has been arrested.
ARMED special forces officers swooped on war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic almost a year ago - and let him go.
THE nephew of Butcher of Bosnia Radovan Karadzic faces prosecution for helping him stay on the run for 13 years.
But the arrest of Radovan Karadzic comes 13 years too late to offer any hope of reuniting Bosnia and curbing the nationalist forces that have forced its ethnic partitioning.
Sarajevo: The United Nations' tribunal for atrocities committed during the bloody break-up of Yugoslavia confirmed convictions of genocide and war crimes against Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and extended his initial sentence to life in prison.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The UN International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) announced on Wednesday its final ruling in the case against former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, who faces 40 years in prison for committing war crimes during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War.
FORMER Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic's sentence for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity was increased from 40 years to life imprisonment yesterday.
Karadzic will rot in jail but his evil ideology lives on in Bosnia and beyond Emina Osmandzikovic March 20, 2019 22:56
Radovan Karadzic asked the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague on Tuesday for a provisional release until his second-instance verdict is handed down in 2019 because the ruling, originally due this month, was postponed.