"Radovan Karadzic is testifying at the resumption of his genocide trial in The Hague – one of the largest cases on the former Yugoslavia to be brought to the United Nations war crimes tribunal.-- The Guardian, U.K.
Karadzic is the most important figure to be brought to trial since the former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic, who died of a heart attack in 2006 before his case was concluded.
As president of the breakaway Bosnian Serb state, Karadzic negotiated with diplomats, UN officials and peace envoys. He set the tone and pace of the 1992-95 Bosnian war, in which an estimated 100,000 people died.
First indicted in 1995, he eluded a Nato manhunt for more than a decade but was caught in Belgrade, where he had been living as a new age philosopher, in July 2008."