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Court Jails Two Bosnian Serbs For War Crimes

SARAJEVO (Reuters) -- Bosnia's war crimes court has jailed two Bosnian Serb wartime policemen for 20 years and five years for persecution of non-Serbs in southeastern Bosnia early in the 1992-95 war.

Krsto Savic, 49, the ex-police chief in the town of Gacko, was sentenced to 20 years for killing, detention, forcible transfer, and torture of Muslims and Croats in the areas of Nevesinje, Kalinovik, Gacko, and Bileca in 1992, the court said.

"The 58-year-old Milko Mucibabic was found guilty of aiding the persecution of non-Serbs in the territory of Nevesinje, as well as of illegal manufacturing and trade of weapons, and explosive substances," it said in a statement.

Dozens of people have been convicted at the court, set up in 2005 to allow The Hague-based International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) to focus on the most serious cases from the conflict, in which around 100,000 people were killed.

Dozens more are on trial. Most of the suspects are Bosnian Serbs, but there are also Muslims and Croats.