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Karadzic's 'rights violated'

Ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has insisted he needs more time to prepare his defence, during his appearance at his war crimes trial.

He told a procedural hearing in The Hague he could not take part until he had gone through more than 1.3m pages of court documents.

Mr Karadzic, who is conducting his own defence, boycotted the start of the trial last week.

He has not entered a plea, but denies the charges related to the Bosnian war.

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