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Serbia high court confirms war crimes sentences for 1992 Muslim killings

[JURIST] The Serbian Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the sentences of four paramilitary group members convicted of war crimes, according to reports from state-run television. The members of the Serbian Avengers were convicted last year [JURIST report] of abducting, torturing and murdering 16 Muslims riding in a bus near Serbia's border with Bosnia in 1992.

Milan Lukic [Bosnian Institute backgrounder], who was tried in absentia, was sentenced to 20 years. He was arrested in Argentina last year and extradited to The Hague [JURIST report], where he faces separate charges [indictment] at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia [official website; JURIST news archive]. The three other men received 15-year sentences. UPI has more. B92 has local coverage.

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