Hague tribunal sentences seven Bosnian Serbs for war crimes

The UN war crimes tribunal on Thursday (June 10th) convicted seven Bosnian Serbs charged with genocide or crimes against humanity, stemming from the July 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The tribunal found defendants Vujadin Popovic and Ljubisa Beara guilty of genocide in the Bosnian enclave and sentenced them to life in prison. Another officer, Drago Nikolic, got a sentence of 35 years for aiding and abetting genocide. A fourth defendant, Ljubomir Borovcanin, was acquitted of genocide charges but was convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to 17 years in prison. Defendants Radivoje Miletic and Milan Gvero got 19 and five years, respectively, for crimes against humanity and war crimes. The seventh defendant, Vinko Pandurevic, was sentenced to 13 years for war crimes but was acquitted of genocide charges. All seven were high ranking military or police officials at the time of the Muslim civilians massacre.

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