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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Serbia war crimes court convicted two for war crimes
Cynthia Miley at 12:00 AM ET

On November 22, 2010 the trial chamber of the Belgrade Higher Court's War Crimes Department convicted former Zvornik mayor Branko Grujic and former Zvornik local defense chief Branko Popovich for their involvement in the deaths of about 700 Muslim civilians in 1992. The court sentenced them to 6 and 15 years of prison time, respectively, for their roles in the torture and death of hundreds of Muslims in Zvornik during the Bosnian Civil War of 1992-1995. The pair was charged in 2008 with using their positions to detain and kill civilians.  In 2005, prosecutors charged Grujic, Popovic and five others with murdering at least 19 Bosnian Muslim civilians. 

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