Thursday, March 24, 2016

Former Serb Butcher Karadzic Guilty of Genocide; Sentenced 40 Years for 8K Muslim Deaths in 1995

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic today (March 24, 2016) was found guilty of genocide in the 44-month siege of Sarajevo during the 1990s, and nine other war crimes, according to the USA Today website.

About 8,000 Muslim men and boys died during the siege in Srebrenica in 1995, making it the worst war crime in Europe since World War II. Karadzic, 70, was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Nicknamed the "Butcher of Bosnia" because of his huge number of killings, Karadzic was tried before a United Nations war crimes tribunal in Europe and faced 11 charges.

Presiding Judge O-Gon Kwon said Karadzic is criminally responsible for murder, attacking civilians and terror for overseeing the deadly siege of the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, during the country's war. The U.N. court acquitted him of another charge of genocide in Bosnian towns.

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