Report: Karadzic's lawyer lodges last-minute appeal against extradition

Radovan Karadzic's lawyer filed a last-minute appeal against extradition of the former Bosnian Serb leader to the UN war crimes court in the Netherlands, a leading Serbian daily reported Saturday. The newspaper Politika quoted Karadzic's attorney Svetozar Vujacic as saying he lodged the motion late Friday, apparently to stall the handover of his client to the tribunal in The Hague. The appeal was mailed from a post office, Vujacic was quoted as saying, but he declined to say whether he did it in Belgrade or from elsewhere in Serbia so the document "wouldn't immediately be taken" to the court handling Karadzic's extradition. Vujacic could not immediately be reached for comment Saturday.