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UN Court To Announce Karadzic Verdicts Next Month

The UN war crimes court in The Hague will hand down on March 24 its long-awaited verdicts on wartime Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic.

The presiding judge in the case at the UN's International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) made the announcement on February 18.

Karadzic, who is accused of masterminding Serbian atrocities throughout Bosnia's 1992-95 war, faces 11 charges including genocide, murder, and rape.

He has always denied he was responsible for crimes during the war that left some 100,000 people dead.

Prosecutors said Karadzic should be sentenced to life imprisonment if he is convicted.

Closing arguments in the trial concluded in October 2014.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP

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