War crimes suspect pleads not guilty at U.N. court

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Posted: Aug 24, 2011 6:17 PM
War crimes suspect pleads not guilty at U.N. court

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Croatian Serb wartime leader Goran Hadzic entered a plea of not guilty to war crimes charges over the 1991-95 Croatian conflict in his second arraignment hearing at the U.N.'s Yugoslavia tribunal on Wednesday.

Hadzic was arrested in Serbia in July and transferred to The Hague. He was the last of Serbia's major war crimes suspects sought by the tribunal after the arrest in May of wartime Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic.

He had declined to enter a plea at his initial appearance at the court last month.

(Reporting by Aaron Gray-Block)