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Karadic denies responsibility as Bosnia genocide trial nears end

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At the trial of Radovan Karadic, the former Bosnian Serb leader wrapped up his own defence by denying responsibility for genocide, he refused to say who he thinks was responsible however.

Prosecutors are seeking the maximum penalty of life imprisonment against the 69-year-old who was a leading political figure during the Bosnian war in the early 90s that left 100,000 dead.

Defending himself, after turning down the services of a lawyer, Karadzic said the prosecution had no evidence, and had therefore decided to insult his personality, calling him a liar and mobster. He said these insults are the prosecution’s strongest argument.

Along with Ratko Mladic he is charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide for crimes committed as his ethnic Serb army tried to rid Bosnia of Croats and Muslims.

The prosecution says the testimony of hundreds of witnesses and 80,000 pages of transcripts proves Karadzic’s guilt.

A verdict is expected to be reached in early 2015.