Court convicts Bosnian Serb in Srebrenica massacre

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Bosnia's top war crimes court says it has found a Bosnian Serb guilty of war crimes and sentenced him to seven years in prison. Three others accused of crimes against humanity were acquitted.

The court says in a statement Thursday that judges found Mladen Blagojevic had persecuted Muslim Bosniak civilians on political, ethnic and religious grounds with intent to harm them during the Bosnian Serb attack on Srebrenica.

Blagojevic was a Bosnian Serb military policeman when the Bosnian Serb Army and police forces overran the Muslim enclave of Srebrenica in July 1995. The soldiers separated men and boys from the women and slaughtered 8,000 Muslim men and boys within days.

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