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Bosnian Serb Gets Longer Jail Sentence for Murders

A Bosnian Serb prison camp commander who murdered and tortured Muslim prisoners, beating them with ax handles and metal pipes, received a sentence of 23 years from The Hague war crimes tribunal Thursday. Prosecutors had recommended 16 years after Dragan Nikolic pleaded guilty to four counts of crimes against humanity in a plea bargain agreement. But the presiding judge said the recommended sentence did not reflect the severity of the crimes. “The brutality, the number of crimes committed and the underlying intention to humiliate and degrade would render a sentence such as that recommended unjust,” he said. Nikolic, the former commander of Susica detention camp in eastern Bosnia, pleaded guilty in September to persecution, murder, torture and allowing guards and soldiers to rape and sexually assault women at the camp in 1992. Full Story

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