Former Bosnian-Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has asked the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) to grant him a new trial, alleging that the UN prosecutors failed to deliver crucial evidence favorable to his case. "Dr. Radovan Karadzic hereby moves for an order granting him a new trial," said a document that Karadzic filed before the ICTY, AFP reported on Monday. "Starting the trial over and getting it right this time is the only remedy which can ensure that the trial of Dr Karadzic is a fair one," the court document added.
Karadzic claimed that the prosecutors only made available evidence in his favour once his trial had started, saying there are more than hundreds-of-thousands of pages of documentation related to the trial.In June, the court acquitted him of one of the two genocide counts he faces, saying that the prosecutors did not present enough evidence to support the charge. The judges, however, refused to dismiss ten other charges, including one further charge of genocide about Karadzic’s involvement in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys. The 67-year-old was arrested on a bus in Belgrade in 2008, more than a decade after he was first indicted for ordering atrocities during the Bosnian war in the 1990s. Karadzic is charged with genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. He is also accused of involvement in the forcible removal and murder of thousands of Croatian civilians during Dalj massacre, Erdut massacre, and Lovas massacre between 1991 and 1993. MN/AS