Radovan Karadzic got 40 years for war crimes



Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, sentenced to 40 years in prison for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the Bosnian war of 1992-1995. The sentence handed down by the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

Karadzic, in particular, was found guilty of genocide in Srebrenica – a small Bosnian town, where in July 1995 were killed between seven and eight thousand Bosnian Muslims.

At the end of the proceedings the court put on Karadzic’s responsibility for the murder, hostage-taking and forced relocation of residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In particular, he was found guilty on an episode of the siege of Sarajevo, during which thousands of people died.

In total, he was convicted on 10 counts of 11. Only Karadzic acquitted on charges of genocide in seven Bosnian residents of settlements in 1992.

Radovan Karadzic in 1992-1996 served as president of Republika Srpska – public education on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1995, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia indicted him for war crimes. Karadzic was forced to resign, after which he absconded.

Arrest Karadzic succeeded in 2008. It was found that after retirement he lived in Belgrade under a different name. Karadzic was extradited to The Hague, where in 2009, the trial of his case.