Karadzic 'regretted that not all Bosnian Muslims died at Srebrenica'





The former Bosnian Serb president boycotted the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague again but agreed to attend a hearing on Tuesday aimed at continuing the trial without him unless he takes his place in the dock.

Alan Tieger, the UN prosecutor, concluded his case, begun last week, by accusing Mr Karadzic of personal responsibility for "one of humanity's dark chapters", the slaughter of over 7,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica.

"He was informed of its progress throughout. He knew that men were being killed. He covered up the mass expulsions and murders and continues to do so today," he said.

"The only regret he had about the entire operation was that some Muslim men got away."

War crimes investigators have gathered evidence that the 64-year old defendant had "issued and signed" orders, between 1992 and 1995, commanding Republika Srpska troops to drive out Muslims in eastern Bosnia's Srebrenica region.



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