Bosnian Serb convicted of war crimes sentenced to six years

[JURIST] The Sarajevo cantonal court in Bosnia-Herzegovina sentenced Serb Goran Vasic [IWPR report] to six years in prison on Wednesday for his role in the cruel and inhumane treatment of prisoners at a detention camp near Sarajevo in 1992. Vasic was acquitted of an assassination charge due to lack of evidence. He had been tried and convicted three previous times, but appellate courts had ordered new trials each time. The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [JURIST news archive; official website] at the Hague had given Bosnian courts permission to try low-level war crimes cases on their own. Reuters has more.



 

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