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 helping him. 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.