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Bosnian Serb Police Officer Gets 14-year Sentence

A court in Sarajevo has sentenced a former Bosnian Serb reserve police officer to 14 years in prison for war crimes against Muslims during the Balkan conflict of the 1990s.

The court convicted Novo Rajak, 41, of crimes against the Muslim population of the Visegrad area in eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina during the early years of the conflict.

These included the expulsion of Muslim residents from their homes and the destruction of their property. The court also found him guilty of a role in atrocities against Muslim civilians, some of whom disappeared after Serbs captured the enclave of Zepa in 1995.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.