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Court Upholds Srebrenica Genocide Conviction Of Former Bosnian Serb Police Officer


A Muslim woman visits the grave of her brother next to the graves of other victims of the killings by Serb forces in Srebrenica in 1995.

A Muslim woman visits the grave of her brother next to the graves of other victims of the killings by Serb forces in Srebrenica in 1995.

Bosnia-Herzegovina's war crimes court has upheld a 31-year prison sentence against a former Bosnian Serb police officer convicted on genocide charges in connection with the 1995 massacre of Muslims at Srebrenica.

The court found that Radomir Vukovic, 37, took part in the July 1995 execution "of at least 1,000 Muslim men" outside that small town in what is now Republika Srpska in eastern Bosnia.

Another defendant, Zoran Tomic, had his conviction on similar charges overturned when the court ruled the evidence against him was insufficient.

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