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.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.