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10 ESSENTIAL STORIES

Correction Appended: Nov. 12, 2009

1 | The Hague

The Missing Defendant

Foes of Radovan Karadzic must wait a little longer to see him in court. The former Bosnian Serb leader, who eluded capture for 12 years until his arrest in 2008, boycotted the start of his U.N. trial on genocide and war-crimes charges, claiming he needed more time to prepare his defense. Prosecutors allege that Karadzic, who is representing himself, carried out ethnic-cleansing campaigns in the 1990s in Bosnia. The judge has rejected Karadzic's protests and ordered that the trial continue.

On the Trail of an Elusive Man

1995

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