War crimes suspect pleads not guilty at UN court

Hadzic was arrested in Serbia in July and transferred to The Hague.

Updated: Aug 25, 2011, 00:15 AM IST

Amsterdam: 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 UN`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.

Bureau Report