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Radovan Karadzic defence begins

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic will begin his defence against charges of war crimes at The Hague. He faces 10 charges including genocide, and crimes against humanity. He denies the charges, which relate to the Bosnian war of the 1990s.

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Karadzic denies war crimes

Radovan Karadzic appears at The Hague Credit: RTV

Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb leader began his defence today, accused of genocide and war crimes in Bosnia during the 1990s.

He said far from being accused, he should be praised for his efforts to promote peace.

Prosecutors have accused him of responsibility for the shelling of the Bosnian capital when it was under siege by Bosnian Serb forces.

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