Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Bosnian Muslims 'planted corpses' and exaggerated death tolls, Karadzic claims

clipped from www.telegraph.co.uk
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic

The wartime Bosnian Serb leader used his second day in the dock of a United Nations tribunal to pour scorn on allegations of genocide and war crimes for which he has been indicted on 11 counts.

Karadzic, 64, insisted that the Serbs could not be held accountable for the four-year siege of Sarajevo, where 12,000 died from shelling and sniper fire, because the atrocities were a "cunning strategy" by Bosnian Muslims "aimed at bringing in foreign troops and foreign intervention".

"They shelled their own people and killed their own people from snipers," he said.

Two infamous bombings of a Sarajevo market that killed dozens in 1994 and 1995 were faked, he said, in order to blame the attacks on Serbs.

"You see that it was staged. Perhaps it was corpses that were planted," he said.

"It is going to be easy for me to prove that I had nothing to do with it," he said. "It is a myth."

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