General Momcilo Perisic in court at The Hague
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Serbian general Perisic jailed for 27 years at Hague

6 September 2011 Last updated at 22:59 BST

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

General Momcilo Perisic, who commanded 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 acquitted of a direct role in the Srebrenica massacre.

The general, 67, had pleaded not guilty to the accusations.

Mark Lowen reports.