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Bosnian court jails former paramilitary leader

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Bosnian court jails former paramilitary leader


A 34-year jail term has been imposed on a former Bosnian Serb paramilitary leader on war-crimes charges. Gojko Jankovic was convicted on seven counts of crimes against humanity, including multiple rape and sexual enslavement of Muslim civilians in the early 90s.

The sentence is the longest yet handed down by a Bosnian court. The president of a victims’ group gave her reaction outside the court: “I can’t say that justice has been served because there’s no death penalty or at least life imprisonment for monsters like this,” she said.

Jankovic, who intends to appeal, is one of nine war crimes suspects who were transferred from the Hague for trial at Bosnia’s own war crimes court.

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