Former Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic questioned before extradition

July 22, 2008 12:24

A judge on Tuesday finished interrogating Radovan Karadzic - the first step in a procedure aimed at handing the accused mastermind of Europe's worst massacre since World War II over to a UN war crimes court. "The questioning is over," investigating Judge Milan Dilparic said about the opening round of the legal process, which included presenting the wartime Bosnian Serb leader with the indictment and allowing Karadzic three days to appeal any decision to extradite him to the UN tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. Karadzic's lawyer, Sveta Vujacic, said he will appeal the extradition. Charged with organizing the deadly siege of Sarajevo and the 1995 massacre of up to 8,000 Muslims in Srebrenica, Karadzic had topped the tribunal's most-wanted list for more than a decade.

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