Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is seen in this August 2008 photo in the courtroom at the UN Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in the Hague, Netherlands. According to his legal advisor Marko Sladojevic, Karadzic boycotted his genocide trial on Monday to protest what he claims is a lack of time to prepare for the trial. Karadzic also boycotted the start of his trial in the International Criminal Tribunal on Oct. 26. Valerie Kuypers/AP/FILE
On Nov. 3, 2009, Mirsad Tokaca, director of the Sarajevo-based Research and Documentation Center, presents an atlas of war crimes that took place during Bosnia's 1992-95 war, which includes 50,000 geographic points where war activities took place. Tokaca said the atlas aims to help people learn and understand the facts of the war and is available at www.idc.org.ba. The atlas was launched on the same day when the mastermind of the Bosnian war, Radovan Karadzic, appeared before the Hague when he temporarily gave up the boycott of his trial to appear for a procedural hearing about postpoining it for 10 months. Danilo Krstanovic/Reuters
People sit in a downtown cafe as former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzick appears on television screens in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Nov. 3. Karadzic showed up for an administrative hearing in his war crimes trial. Danilo Krstanovic/Reuters
In The Hague, Netherlands, a view of the seat where former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was supposed to have sat for the start of his trial on Oct. 26. Peter Dejong/Reuters
In this April 1995 photo, wartime leader Radovan Karadzic is seen on the front-line near Mount Vlasic. Sava Radovanovic/AP/FILE
An undated file photo shows Bosnian Serb leader and indicted war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic in Belgrade. Karadzic was arrested in a suburb of Belgrade where he lived posing as a practitioner of alternative medicine. He had long hair, a beard, and glasses to hid his face officials said on July 22, 2008. Along with his army commander General Ratko Mladic, Karadzic was indicted by the UN War Crimes Tribunal in 1995 for genocide at Srebrenica, where some 8,000 unarmed Bosnian Muslim males were rounded up and murdered. Karadzic is also charged with authorizing the shooting of civilians during the Sarajevo siege. Reuters/FILE
A wall with the names of victims of the Sarajevo 1992-95 siege is seen on Oct. 27. Bosnian Serb forces killed more than 12,000 people during the siege. Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is charged with 11 counts of genocide and war crimes for masterminding atrocities during the Bosnian War. Hidajet Delic/AP
A Bosnian Muslim woman Hajrija Ademovic prays near the gravestones of Srebrenica victims at the Memorial Center at Potocari, Bosnia, near Srebrenica. Amel Emric/AP/FILE
Bosnian Muslim women, survivors of the Srebrenica massacre, listen to the news of the arrest of fugitive Radovan Karadzic in July 2008. Behind them are dozens of photos of Srebrenica citizens who went missing after the UN enclave fell into Bosnian Serb hands. Amel Emric/AP/FILE
Women protest outside the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal at The Hague, Netherlands on Oct. 26. Radovan Karadzic, on trial for atrocities during the Bosnian War, boycotted his hearing on Monday to protest the lack of time he had to prepare for the trial. Peter Dejong/AP
A Bosnian Serb reads a local newspaper in front of posters of indicted war criminal Radovan Karadzic in Pale, Bosnia, in July 1997. Hundreds of posters with Karadzic's face reading 'Don't touch him,' were posted all over the city. Emil Vas/Reuters/FILE
Ultra-nationalist protesters hold posters of former leader Radovan Karadzic during a rally in Belgrade in July 2008. Hardline nationalists gather to show their support for indicted war crimes suspect Karadzic while Serbian authorities and his legal team fought over his extradition. Ivan Milutinovic/Reuters
In this undated photo, Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic (l.) and Gen. Ratko Mladic attend an assembly session in Pale, Bosnia. While Karadzic appeared at his trial on Tuesday at the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal, Mladic is still at large and is also wanted by the tribunal for his atrocities at Srebrenica and during the Bosnian War. Srdjan Ilic/AP/FILE
Journalists watch former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic as he sits in the courtroom of the International Criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands, on Tuesday. Michael Kooren/Reuters
Former Serbian leader Radovan Karadzic is on trial at The Hague for 10 counts of genocide and crimes against humanity. He opened his defense today by saying he had done everything 'in human power' to avoid war.
Accused Bosnian war criminal Radovan Karadzic opened his defense today at the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at The Hague, claiming that he was a "tolerant man" who had done "everything within human power to avoid the war and to reduce the human suffering."