Karadzic genocide charge reinstated

A genocide charge against former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has been reinstated at the UN Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague.

The count of genocide relates to a campaign of killing and mistreating non-Serbs in seven municipalities at the start of the Bosnian war in 1992.

The ruling means he now faces 11 charges, including a further charge of genocide for the Srebrenica massacre.

The additional charge of genocide had been brought against him but it was was dismissed by judges in June last year for lack of evidence.

Appeals judges now believe evidence presented by the prosecution "could indicate that Karadzic possessed genocidal intent" against Muslims and Croats, Judge Theodor Meron said on Thursday.