>> Convicted war criminal and former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić is appealing his 40-year jail sentence. He was found guilty on ten counts of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity at his trial two years ago. That includes the planning the Srebrenica Massacre in 1995, which saw 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys killed.
He is also held responsible for the Siege of Sarajevo that led to the deaths of 10,000 civilians. The judge has ruled that he attempted to purge Muslims and Croats from Serb majority parts of Bosnia. Overall, around 100,000 people lost their lives in the Bosnian war between 1992 and 1995, part of the break up of Yugoslavia.
But Karadžić rejected the charges against him and instead sought to portray himself as the Serb's champion. He said, soldiers and civilians who committed crimes during the war acted individually. Now, his lawyers say he wants a retrial and called his first an out of control mega trial that violated his rights to a fair hearing.
Karadžić was arrested in 2008 after 11 years on the run. During his years as a fugitive, he posed as an expert in alternative medicine.