Appeal verdict due at Hague tribunal on Bosnian Serb Krajisnik

The Hague – Bosnian Serb leader Momcilo Krajisnik will hear on Tuesday afternoon if his appeal against a 27-year jail sentence for war crimes has been successful at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

Krajisnik was found guilty in 2006 of various war crimes during the 1992-95 conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

Among others, he was found responsible for the deaths of approximately 3,000 Bosnian Muslims and Bosnian Croats through murder or extermination.

The court also found Krajisnik responsible of participating in the forcible removal of more than 100,000 non-Serbs from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Krajisnik was handed down a 27-year sentence by the ICTY, but both the prosecution and the accused appealed the judgement.

Krajisnik was first indicted by the Hague-based ICTYin 2000 and transferred to The Hague in April 2000.

His trial took more than two years, from February 2004 to August 2006.

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