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Bosnian Serb Guilty of Murdering 5 Muslims

November 30, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

A U.N. war crimes tribunal convicted a Bosnian Serb of murdering five men because they were Muslims, and it sentenced him to 20 years in prison.

Mitar Vasiljevic, 48, who joined a brutal paramilitary group known for atrocities during the 1992-95 war, was acquitted of eight other counts of war crimes by the tribunal in The Hague.

Vasiljevic was found guilty of being part of a squad that killed the five on June 7, 1992.

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