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ICTY Sentences Muslim Srebrenica Commander

Naser Oric listening to the verdict in The The Hague today (epa) June 30, 2006 -- The International War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) today sentenced the former Muslim commander of the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica to two years in prison.

Naser Oric was found guilty of failing to prevent his subordinates from killing and torturing Serb captives. He was, though, acquitted of direct involvement in murder and torture.

The judge ordered his immediate release because he has already been detained for more than three years.


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Coffins of Srebrenica victims being prepared for burial in October (AFP)

THE WORST ATROCITY IN EUROPE SINCE WORLD WAR II: The July 1995 massacre of some 7,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb fighters near the UN-designated safe haven of Srebrenica is the worst atrocity of its kind in Europe since the end of World War II. Since the incident, the name Srebrenica has become practically synonomous with ethnic cleansing....(more)

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