Karadzic genocide charge reinstated
Appeals judges at the United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal have reinstated a genocide charge against Radovan Karadzic linked to a campaign of killing and mistreating non-Serbs at the start of the Bosnian war in 1992.
The decision reversed the former Bosnian Serb leader's acquittal last year on one of the two genocide charges he faces.
Presiding Judge Theodor Meron in The Hague says appeals judges believe that prosecution evidence presented at Karadzic's trial "could indicate that Karadzic possessed genocidal intent".
The ruling is likely to further draw out his long-running trial on 10 other charges including another genocide count for allegedly masterminding the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.
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