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Convicted war criminal back in Belgrade

Radovan Karadzic's successor as Bosnian Serb president left a Swedish prison yesterday and arrived in Belgrade after winning early release from her sentence for committing war crimes.

Karadzic 'forecast 300,000 Muslim deaths'

UN prosecutors opened their genocide case against Radovan Karadzic today - despite his continued boycott of the case - calling him the "undisputed leader" of Serbs responsible for atrocities throughout Bosnia's brutal four-year war.

Radovan Karadzic snubs Hague court

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic refused to attend the start of his war crimes trial today saying he was not ready, and judges said they would impose a legal team on him if he failed to show up again.

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Radovan Karadzic is a name from the past, but suddenly it is a name for the present, too. His trial for war crimes is due to open today at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. Proceedings may yet be postponed; the defendant sent a letter to the court last week saying that his defence was not ready. Or the trial may open, and Mr Karadzic will act on his threat not to turn up. The former Bosnian Serb leader, who was arrested last year after a decade in hiding, clearly sees no reason to simplify the prosecutors' lives.

Karadzic trial to start, but will he be in the dock?

Fourteen years after end of Bosnian war, victims hope to see justice at last

Karadzic to boycott war crimes trial opening

The former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has told judges he will boycott the start of his trial for war crimes next week.

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The lamp-post of Sarajevo takes chance to shine

Most footballers will take any opportunity to avoid talking to the press, so when Edin Dzeko was called away a few minutes into our chat, I didn't really expect to see him again. But a quarter of an hour later he returned. "Sorry about that," he said. "The prime minister turned up and I had to have my picture taken with him." Which tells you two things: that the Wolfsburg forward has become a major celebrity in Bosnia; and that he seems utterly unfazed by it.

UN war crimes tribunal fines ex-spokeswoman for contempt of court

By Aaron Gray-Block, Reuters, in the Hague

Blazevic manages to unite Bosnia

Players on strike and embezzlement claims but now a superstitious septuagenarian may go to World Cup

The Cellist of Sarajevo, By Steven Galloway

Canadian Steven Galloway's measured, sombre novel is based on a real incident during the siege of Sarajevo. On 27 May 1992, several mortar shells struck a group of people waiting to buy bread. Twenty-two were killed and over 70 injured. For the next 22 days, a local cellist played Albinoni's Adagio in G Minor at the site in honour of the dead.

Bosnia is back on the brink of ethnic conflict, warns Hague

Shadow Foreign Secretary fears 'Europe's black hole' is slowly falling apart again

Bosnian Serb cousins who burnt Muslims alive jailed by war crimes court

A UN war crimes court convicted two Bosnian Serb cousins yesterday for a 1992 killing spree that included locking scores of Muslims in two houses and burning them alive.

In Bosnia, each funeral never ends

Bone by bone, victims of the Srebrenica massacre are being identified, pieced together and, finally, laid to rest

Thousands of victims still to be identified 14 years after Srebrenica

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