Karadzic extradition appeal still not received

The appeal against the extradition of Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic to the Yugoslavia war crimes tribunal in The Hague had still not been received by officials in Belgrade on Monday afternoon, reports the BBC website.

The BBC reports that Karadzic’s lawyer claims he posted the appeal at the last minute, from a remote post office in Bosnia, trying to delay the process as long as possible.
‘I wouldn’t rule out that my appeal grows a beard and moustache before it gets here,’ the BBC quotes Karadzic’s lawyer as saying.
According to the BBC report, Svetozar Vujacic wants to prevent his client’s extradition before a pro-Karadzic rally scheduled for Belgrade on Tuesday evening, but that the authorities were determined to transfer him before then.
Serbian judges have a maximum of three days to consider the appeal.
Radovan Karadzic faces charges of genocide in connection with the Bosnian war in the early 1990s during which around 8,000 Bosnian Serb men were massacred at Srebenica. The UN enclave was under Dutch protection at the time.

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