Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb leader who is currently facing trial on charges at the War crimes Tribunal at The Hague, has requested that the UN security council uphold a promise of immunity he claims he was given by a US envoy.
In a letter to the security council, Karadzic claimed that in 1996 American envoy Richard Holbrooke offered to exempt him from prosecution if he agreed to withdraw from politics. Needless to say Holbrooke has repeatedly denied making this offer. Tribunal judges have said that, even if Karadzic's claim was true, it would not bind them.
Karadzic's trial is set to comment on 26 October. He faces 11 charges, including two counts of genocide, including one in respect of the murder of almost 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica.
Hmm did Karadzic have important knowledge about building rockets or innovations in chemical or biological warfare? In which case I can’t see any reason why an American would offer the likes of Karadzic a break...
I look forward to seeing Karadzic being set down for a very long time, or at least long enough for him to die of old age in a prison cell