Karadzic wants to postpone his defence case

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic asked the Yugoslavian war crimes court Wednesday to postpone the start of his defence case for almost a year, saying he needs to more time to prepare.

Facing 11 counts of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, Karadzic submitted a document to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) requesting that “the commencement of the defence case be scheduled for March 2013” to give him adequate time to prepare his defence.

The request came as prosecutors at the Hague-based ICTY wrap up their case against him for his part in the 1992-95 Bosnia war which left some 100,000 people dead and 2.2 million homeless.

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