A lawyer for Radovan Karadzic says the former Bosnian Serb leader plans
to conduct his own defense when he appears on genocide and war-crimes
charges before the United Nations tribunal in The Hague.
The lawyer, Svetozar Vujacic says a team of legal
advisers in Serbia will help Karadzic with his defense, and he adds
that Karadzic will appeal this week in an attempt to block his
extradition from Serbia to the Netherlands.
Karadzic was arrested Monday in Belgrade.
Officials say they tracked
down the heavily disguised suspect by trailing people thought to be
Genocide charges against Karadzic stem from the 1995 massacre of about
eight thousand Muslim men and boys near the Bosnian city of Srebrenica.
He was also charged for the siege of Sarajevo -- a blockade in which
snipers, shellfire, disease and starvation killed thousands of people
in the Bosnian capital.