Judges to rule on Karadzic genocide charge

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges at the United Nations’ Yugoslav war crimes tribunal are ruling on a prosecution appeal against Radovan Karadzic’s acquittal on one of the key allegations against him over atrocities during Bosnia’s bloody war.

The former Bosnian Serb leader was initially charged with genocide for the 1995 massacre of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the Srebrenica enclave, but also for a Serb campaign to drive Muslims and Croats out of large parts of Bosnia early in the 1992-95 war.

Judges dismissed the second charge, midway through his long-running trial, at the end of the prosecution case for lack of evidence, but left the Srebrenica genocide count in place.

Karadzic’s trial continues with him defending his actions during the war.

The court is due to announce its decision Thursday afternoon.

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