'Butcher of Bosnia' sentenced for 40 years imprisonment

  • 25/03/2016

The man known as the Butcher of Bosnia will spend the rest of his life behind bars for directing the worst war crimes in Europe since World War II.

Radovan Karadzic has been sentenced to 40 years jail.

The 70-year-old former president of the Bosnian Serb Republic was found guilty of 10 of the 11 charges relating to incidents from 1991 to 1995.

A court in Hague found him guilty of one count of genocide, but acquitted him of another.

He was found guilty on five counts of crimes against humanity and four counts of war crimes.

The United Nations War Crimes Tribunal ruled him responsible for the mass murder of 8000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in 1995, and the near four-year siege around the Bosnian capital city of Sarajevo.

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