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Tribunal Convicts Two Bosnian Muslim Generals

Amir Kubura being sentenced on March 15 (epa) March 15, 2006 -- The UN war crimes tribunal today found two former Bosnian Muslim army commanders guilty of atrocities committed by their troops on Bosnian Croat and Bosnian Serb civilians during the 1992-95 war.

The Hague tribunal found former General Enver Hadzihasanovic, and Brigadier General Amir Kubura guilty of failing to prevent or punish atrocities by troops under their command, including foreign Islamic fighters.

Hadzihasanovic was sentenced to five years in jail and Kubura to two-and-a-half years. Prosecutors had requested 20 years for Hadzihasanovic and 10 years for Kubura.

The tribunal said prosecutors had failed to convince the court that the men had full knowledge of the abuses and effective control over the perpetrators, in particular, the foreign fighters.


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