Naser Oric was sentenced on June 30.
The prosecution had originally called for an 18-year sentence for Oric, who was charged with failing to prevent the murder and cruel treatment of ethnic Serb prisoners.
On July 30, a spokesman for chief prosecutor Carla Del Ponte said her office was disappointed with the sentence.
Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica and the Serbian media have denounced the sentence as a mockery of justice and proof that the Hague tribunal is biased against Serbia.
(compiled from agency reports)
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)