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Karadzic Arrives In The Hague To Face Trial

War crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic will appear before the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague on Thursday to face charges of genocide against Muslims and Croats during the Balkan wars of the 1990s.

The former Bosnian Serb leader arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday in a white Serbian government jet, marking the end of a 13-year effort by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia to take custody of its most wanted war criminal.

Karadzic is due in court Thursday afternoon before Judge Alphons Orie. He will be asked to enter a plea. If he refuses, proceedings will be adjourned, and he will have 30 days to consider before he is again asked to enter a plea. If he still refuses, a plea of "not guilty" will be entered for him.


Karadzic was arrested in Serbia last week and was placed in the custody of the tribunal Wednesday.

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