U.N. Court sentences Karadzic to life in prison on appeal


© Reuters. People react after the verdict on former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic’s appeal of his 40 year sentence for war crimes, in the Memorial centre Potocari near Srebrenica

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – U.N. appeals judges on Wednesday sentenced former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic to life in prison for genocide.

The appeals judges upheld Karadzic’s conviction for genocide over the Srebrenica massacre in 1995 during the Bosnian War and said the 40-year sentence ordered by trial judges was too light given the gravity of his crimes and the weight of his responsibility.

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