Radovan Karadzic Sentenced to Life in Prison over Bosnian Genocide

HeadlineMar 21, 2019

At The Hague, the U.N. War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia rejected an appeal by former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic Wednesday and increased his sentence to life in prison, calling his initial sentence too lenient. In 2016, Karadzic became the highest-level figure to be convicted by the tribunal for crimes committed during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War, which left more than 100,000 dead. Karadzic was convicted of genocide for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, in which 8,000 Bosnian Muslims were killed during a campaign to kill “every able-bodied male” in the town. He was also convicted of crimes associated with the 4-year siege of Sarajevo.

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