Radovan Karadzic has asked the Trial Chamber of the Hague Tribunal, ICTY, to hold three weeks of court sessions in Bosnia and Serbia, once his defence case starts in October.
During the final week of the prosecution’s case against Radovan Karadzic, the defendant claimed that the number of those killed in the Bosnian war is too low for it to be described as genocide.
The former Prime Minister of Republika Srpska testified at The Hague that in 1992, Radovan Karadzic did not want to address the war crimes being committed by Serbian forces.
As the trial of Radovan Karadzic, the military expert Richard Butler said that, in his capacity as supreme commander, the indictee had the overall responsibility for the attack on Srebrenica in July 1995.
The wartime Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic has asked the Hague Tribunal to allow him to start his defence next year.
During the hearings in the last week of March, Radovan Karadzic claims that the number of killed in Srebrenica is exaggerated while prosecution witness recalled scared civilians.
A prosecution witness at the trial of Radovan Karadzic explained that a total of 6,606 victims have been identified so far from mass graves found in Srebrenica.
At the trial of Radovan Karadzic, a witness said that she overheard a conversation between Karadzic and Mladic that “Srebrenica was finished”.
Testifying at the trial of Radovan Karadzic during the last week of February, witness said Karadzic was the supreme commander of the Army of Republika Srpska, and as such, he issued orders to make situation in Srebrenica "unbearable".
To the media in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the arrest of Radovan Karadzic, indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, ICTY, for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, was a true sensation, and one to be exploited day after day.
In July 1995 Srebrenica was shelled and occupied by the Army of Republic of Srpska,VRS, despite being declared a protected area by the United Nations. More than 7,000 people were killed, the victims of genocide.
Key dates and events in the Bosnia war.