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Former Bosnian Serb PM boycotts BiH war crimes trial

[JURIST] Former Bosnian Serb Prime Minister Gojko Klickovic [case materials] Tuesday refused to appear before the War Crimes Chamber [HRW backgrounder] of the Court of Bosnia and Herzogovina [official website] to face charges of crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War. In a statement, Klickovic said that his presence is not necessary for the trial to proceed, although the trial judge adjourned proceedings until Thursday.

Klickovic, who served as Prime Minister of Republika Srpska [government website, in Serbian] after the 1995 Dayton peace agreement [text], is accused of planning and orchestrating the forcible transfer, unlawful detention, and torture of Muslim and Croat civilians. AP has more.

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