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AP Two Bosnian Serbs found guilty of war crimes given long sentences

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    http://calibre.mworld.com/m/m.w?lp=GetStory&id=226129411 Two Bosnian Serbs found guilty of war crimes given long sentences Released : Friday, November 03, 2006
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      Two Bosnian Serbs found guilty of war crimes given long sentences

      Released : Friday, November 03, 2006 8:48 AM

      SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina-Bosnia's State Court on Friday sentenced a
      former Bosnian Serb army commander to 26 years in prison and a former
      Bosnian Serb policeman to 12 years for war crimes committed against Muslim
      Bosniak civilians in western Bosnia.

      Marko Samardzija, the 73 year-old former commander, was found guilty of
      taking part in the execution of Muslim residents of the village of Biljani
      in western Bosnia at the beginning of the 1992-95 Bosnian war.

      The execution of more than 100 men was part of the Bosnian Serb ethnic
      expulsion campaign. Many of the men were severely beaten before being
      killed. Their bodies were later found in mass graves in the area, the court
      said.

      In a separate procedure, the court jailed Nikola Kovacevic, 42, for for
      crimes against humanity committed on Muslim Bosniaks in the northwestern
      town of Sanski Most. His victims were taken to a notorious camp called
      Manjaca, where they were exposed to torture and killed.
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