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Bosnian found guilty in attack

September 29, 2009|Times Wire Reports

A Serbian court convicted a wartime Bosnian security officer of ordering a 1992 attack on a Yugoslav army convoy that killed at least 50 soldiers and sentenced him to 12 years in prison.

Ilija Jurisic was found guilty of ordering the attack against the Serb-led army convoy consisting of dozens of army trucks carrying about 100 soldiers withdrawing from the predominantly Muslim Bosnian town of Tuzla in May 1992.

Defense lawyer Djordje Dozet called the verdict "scandalous," saying the court did not establish that Jurisic issued the order to attack. He announced an appeal.

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