Taken Question
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 28, 2012

QUESTION: Is the United States disappointed with the dismissal of one of two genocide counts against former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic?

ANSWER: The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia determination that there was not enough evidence to convict Karadzic of genocide in the murders that took place in a large number of municipalities in 1992 was not unexpected, given similar verdicts on these charges in previous cases.

We note that the Court determined that there was sufficient evidence to support all of the other ten charges against Karadzic, including responsibility for acts of extermination and murder carried out in municipalities between March 1992 and November 30, 1995, other crimes against humanity, and genocide related to the events in and around Srebrenica in 1995.

The United States continues to support the Tribunal and respects its judgments.

PRN: 2012/1070