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    This file photo taken on July 11, 2013 shows Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic appearing in the courtroom for his appeal judgement at the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, The Netherlands

    Radovan Karadzic Found Guilty of Ordering Srebrenica Takeover

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    The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in the Hague found former President of the Republika Srpska Radovan Karadzic guilty of ordering the takeover of the Srebrenica before the 1995 massacre.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Srebrenica massacre occurred in 1995, in and around the Bosnian town of Srebrenica. The killings were perpetrated by forces loyal to Republika Srpska, an ethnically Serbian breakaway region of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

    "The accused…ordered the takeover of Srebrenica," the tribunal’s judge said.

    Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic bears individual criminal responsibility for the three-year siege of Sarajevo, in which thousands of people were killed, a United Nations court said on Thursday.

    Karadzic is claimed to have overseen the massacre of an estimated 8,000 Muslim men and boys after Serbian forces overran the Bosnian town of Srebrenica in the waning days of the war in July 1995.

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