Karadzic refuses to plead

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has refused to enter a plea to charges of war crimes at the UN tribunal in The Hague.

In accordance with the rules of the tribunal, the judge has entered a “not guilty” plea to each of the 11 charges on the indictment on Karadzic’s behalf.

There shall be a further hearing on 17 September 2008.