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Freed war criminal given hero's welcome in Bosnia

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Freed war criminal given hero's welcome in Bosnia


Thousands of people have turned out to greet convicted war criminal Momcilo Krajisnik on his return to Bosnia.

He was released early from a British prison after serving two thirds of a 20-year sentence.

Krajisnik was arrested in 2000 and convicted by the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague of persecuting and forcibly expelling non-Serbs during the 1992-95 war in Bosnia.

His initial 27-year sentence was reduced on appeal.

Krajisnik arrived in the Bosnian Serb city of Banja Luka, before a government helicopter flew him home to his wartime stronghold of Pale, near Sarajevo.

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