Karadzic Appeals 40-year Genocide Sentence


Karadzic appeals 40-year genocide sentence

THE HAGUE, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 22nd july,2016) - Wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic on Friday lodged an appeal against his 40-year jail sentence for genocide, accusing UN judges of "subjecting him to a political trial".

Karadzic, who appealed on 50 grounds before the UN's Yugoslav war crimes court, "was subjected to a political trial that was simply designed to confirm the demonisation of him and the Bosnian Serb people," his lawyer Peter Robinson said in a statement. Once the most powerful Bosnian Serb leader, Karadzic, 71, was sentenced in March for genocide over the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and nine other chargess temming from Bosnia's bloody three-year war. More than 100,000 people died and more than 2.2 million others were left homeless in the conflict that followed the break-up of the former Yugoslavia after the fall of communism in the early 1990s.