Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic gets life in prison

Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic gets life in prison

Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic gets life in prison Izvor: TANJUG/AP/Peter Dejong

Bosnian Serb war-time political leader Radovan Karadzic has been sentenced to life in prison by the Appeals Chamber of the international war crimes tribunal in the Hague.

The Appeals Chamber judges at the UN Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals overturned the 40 year sentence handed down by the trial chamber for crimes against humanity committed during the war in Bosnia in the first half of the 1990s.

Two incidents were reported in front of the UN war crimes tribunal while Karadzic was being sentenced. The police intervened to remove a banner put up by the Bosnian Anti-Dayton Group reading Radovan Karadzic Genocide – Adolf Hitler Holocaust, saying the use of Hitler’s name was inappropriate. In a second incident, a man waving a Serbian flag was forced to flee by the crowd in front of the court building.

The Appeals Chamber confirmed that Karadzic was part of a joint criminal enterprise in the Sarajevo area during the war and ruled that the Bosnian Serb leader did not prove any error in the trial chamber ruling on the genocide in Srebrenica.  

The Appeals Chamber said it found no errors in the trial chamber ruling on the persecution of Bosniaks in the Srebrenica area.  

It ruled that Karadzic's defence team failed to prove that there was no intention to commit genocide.

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mirko

The onlyreal genocide have been committ ed over s erbian nation. And so far nobod even started talking abt it. From the turkish empire over croatian ustashe and muslim e xtremists joined by mujahedines nobody bothers mujahedines!! It s legal killing serbs? Serbs have no right to defense thenselves? Lets talk abt the onl genocide-over serbian people.

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