On August 24, 2011, accused Serbian war criminal Goran Hadzic pleaded not guilty before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Hadzic was the former president of Serbian forces during the Bosnian Civil War and faced charges of ordering the murder of hundreds of non-Serb citizens, forceful removal of more than 20,000 civilians and the wanton destruction of villages. When first extradited to the Hague in July 2011, he refused to enter a plea before the ICTY. Hadzic was the last of the court's original 161 war crimes fugitives. His trial will begin in October 2012.
Logo of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
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