Former Bosnian Serb police chief convicted of war crimes found dead

[JURIST] A former Bosnian Serb police chief convicted of war crimes [PDF indictment] in 2001 was found dead in his home in Bosnia Friday with a gunshot to his head and a pistol in his hand. An autopsy has not yet been completed, though it appears the 49-year-old committed suicide.

Stevan Todorovic was released from prison [JURIST report] last year after completing only two-thirds of his ten-year sentence, which he received after pleading guilty to one count of "ethnic cleansing." The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website] agreed to release Todorovic early partly because he was willing to testify in other tribunal cases. RFE/RL has more.



 

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