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Bosnia Jails Serb Ex-Policemen for 55 Years for War Crimes

2. August 2019.16:54
Bosnia’s state court increased the sentences imposed on former Bosnian Serb policemen Zoran Babic and Darko Mrdja to a total of 55 years for murders and other crimes against Bosniaks in the Prijedor area in 1992. The appeals chamber of the Bosnian state court ruled on Friday that sentences imposed on the two former Bosnian Serb policemen should be amalgamated, and that Zoran Babic should serve 35 years and Darko Mrdja 20 years.

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Babic and Mrdja, both former members of intervention squads at the police Public Security Station in Prijedor, were sentenced by the appeals court in their latest verdict to 13 and 15 years respectively for the killings and inhumane treatment of Bosniak civilians in the Prijedor area.

Babic was previously sentenced to 22 years in prison by the Bosnian court for the murders of Bosniaks from Prijedor at the Koricani Cliffs on Mount Vlasic in 1992.

Mrdja was previously sentenced to 17 years in prison by the Hague Tribunal after pleading guilty to involvement in the Koricani Cliffs killings.

The appeals court ruled that the sentences should be amalgamated.

Its verdict cannot be appealed.

Albina Sorguč

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