A lawyer for jailed war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic says the former
Bosnian Serb leader believes he will be cleared of genocide charges.
Vujacic said Karadzic will conduct his own defense at the United
Nations war crimes tribunal in the Hague. He said Karadzic is
convinced that with God's help he will prevail.
Karadzic has shaved off the thick white beard and cut the long gray
hair he grew to disguise himself during more than a decade as a
Serbian security officials arrested Karadzic Monday
in Belgrade. He had lived openly in the Serbian capital, practicing
alternative medicine under the name Dragan Dabic.
Officials say they tracked him down trailing people thought to be helping him avoid capture.
Hague tribunal has charged Karadzic with genocide and crimes against
humanity for his efforts to ethnically-cleanse Bosnia of Muslims and
Croats during the war of the 1990s.
The charges include the
1995 Srebrenica massacre of about eight thousand Muslim men and boys.
He is also charged with the siege of the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo,
during which snipers, shellfire, disease and starvation killed
With Karadzic's arrest, the Balkan war-crimes
tribunal's top fugitive targets now are former Bosnian Serb military
chief Ratko Mladic, and ex-Croatian Serb leader Goran Hadzic. Former
Bosnian Serb police commander Stojan Zupljanin was arrested last month
Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.