Judges at the Yugoslavia war crimes tribunal rejected former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic's claims of immunity on Tuesday, saying he could be tried even if such a deal had existed. Karadzic faces 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity related to the 1992-1995 Bosnian war, including two counts of genocide at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Arrested last year after 11 years on the run, he has demanded all charges be dropped on the grounds that former US peace mediator Richard Holbrooke had offered him immunity in 1996 if he left public life. Holbrooke has repeatedly denied the claim. (Reuters)

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