General Momcilo Perisic
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Yugoslav officer Perisic convicted at Hague

The UN tribunal at The Hague has convicted the most senior officer of the former Yugoslav Army to stand trial for war crimes.

General Momcilo Perisic, who served as chief of staff of the Yugoslav Army during the wars in Bosnia and Croatia, was sentenced to 27 years in prison.

He was convicted of aiding and abetting crimes but cleared of aiding and abetting "extermination" at Srebrenica.

  • 06 Sep 2011
  • From the section Europe