The Hague Convicts 2 Bosnian Serbs of Burning 140 Alive

World | July 20, 2009, Monday // 18:51|  views

Serbian Milan Lukic enters the courtroom of the UN tribunal for former Yugoslavia in The Hague Monday. Photo by BGNES

Two Bosnian Serb military commanders have been found guilty of burning alive 140 civilians, BBC reports.

The victims included elderly men, women and children and were killed during the Bosnian civil war.

Judges at The Hague Tribunal sentenced Milan Lukic to life in prison, while his cousin Sredoje Lukic received 30 years behind bars.

The cousins were members of a paramilitary group called the White Eagles, or the Avengers.

They were accused of murder, persecution, extermination and other inhumane acts against Bosnian Muslims near Visegrad between 1992 and 1994.

The cousins had denied the charges.


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