He was once known for his virulent speeches throughout Bosnia, but on Tuesday, as Radovan Karadzic began his defense in a new phase of his genocide trial, he told international judges that he was a ‘‘mild and tolerant man’’ and instead of standing accused, he should be ‘‘rewarded for all the good things I have done.’’ It was the turn of Karadzic, a 67-year old former psychiatrist, to have his say, after prosecutors presented him as the architect of a brutal three-year war.
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