The trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic opened at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague on Monday but Karadzic himself was not in court, the BBC reports.
The judge suspended the hearings until Tuesday, and requested Karadzic to attend.
Karadzic is defending himself against 11 charges including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, and had said earlier he would boycott the court because he needed more time to prepare.
Karadzic was extradited to the war crimes tribunal in July last year after 13 years on the run.
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