Serbia, Russia accuse UN court after Karadzic verdict


BELGRADE: Serbia and Russia on Friday criticized the UN war crimes tribunal, alleging bias after it convicted wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of genocide. Judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Thursday found the wartime Bosnian Serb leader guilty on 10 charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role in Bosnia’s 1990s conflict. While victims of Karadzic’s crimes said his 40-year jail sentence did not go far enough, both Moscow and Belgrade suggested the Hague-based court was biased against Serbs. “All justice that leads to the conviction of one people for crimes that were committed by everyone is selective,” said Serbian Justice Minister Nikola Selakovic. “We have said for a long time that the activity of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia is politicized,” said Russia’s deputy foreign minister Gennady Gatilov.




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