RADOVAN KARADZIC SENTENCED TO 40 YEARS OF PRISON FOR GENOCIDE

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source : The New York Times
source : The New York Times
  • At 70-year-old Sarajevo psychiatrist, Radovan Karadzic was sentenced to 40 years of prison, for his role in ethnic cleansing operations, when more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed in Srebrenica, Serbia in 1995 with the agreement of Karadzic.

The former Bosnian-Serb leader was convicted for 11 counts such as genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity by the United Nations court, after leading a campaign of terror against Muslim civilians. This case was considered as the bloodiest event that happened in Europe since World WarII.

Radovan Karadzic was the leader of the Bosnian Serbs between 1992 and 1995 and it’s the first time that a politician of that level is sentenced by the international court of the Hague for such high counts.

It’s in 2008, after years in hiding, that Karadzic was arrested in Serbia, while posing as a new-age healer.
In 2009 Karadzic boycotted proceedings against him in the Hague and it’s only in 2014 that the prosecutors condemned him for life imprisonment.

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