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Appeals judges uphold convictions for Bosnian prison camp guards

[JURIST] Judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website] Monday upheld the convictions of four Bosnian Serbs who found guilty in 2001 of crimes against detainees at a wartime prison camp in Bosnia. Miroslav Kvocka, Mladjo Rdaic, Zoran Zigic and Dragoljub Prcac had received sentences of five to twenty-five years for sexual and physical assaults on the prisoners, and murder. The men had worked at the notorious Omarska camp, one of 30 prison camps where thousands of Muslims and Croats were tortured and killed at the beginning of the Bosnian war in 1992-1993. Canadian Press has more. Read the appellate opinion [text].

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