Bosnia court sentences Bosnian Muslim to 30 years for war crimes

[JURIST] The Bosnian war crimes tribunal Tuesday sentenced [press release] a Bosnian Muslim to 30 years in prison for war crimes committed against Serbs in the 1992 - 1995 civil war [Wikipedia backgrounder]. Niset Ramic received the longest sentence yet handed down by the Bosnian War Crimes Chamber. The court found Ramic guilty of murdering four Serbian civilians [PDF indictment] in the town of Visoko during a weapons raid in June 1992.

The War Crimes Chamber of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina [official website], created to investigate and prosecute atrocities committed during the ethnic war between Serbs, Bosnian Muslims, and Croats, was established [JURIST report] in March 2005 to ease the backlog of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia [official website]. Reuters has more.



 

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