Mladic said he wants to "live to see that I am a free man."

Former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic has told a United Nations war crimes court he is “a gravely ill man” and refused to enter pleas to “obnoxious charges” alleging he orchestrated the worst atrocities of a war that claimed 100,000 lives.

Closing his arraignment, he told Presiding Judge Alphons Orie on Friday he “defended my people and my country” during the Bosnian war.

Mladic said he wants to “live to see that I am a free man.”

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