ICTY prosecutors seek life sentence for former Bosnian Serb parliament speaker Katerina Ossenova at 4:15 PM ET
[JURIST] Prosecutors in the war crimes case against Momcilo Krajisnik [ICTY case backgrounder], a former Bosnian Serb speaker of parliament and the right hand man to former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic [ICTY case backgrounder; BBC profile], have called for a life sentence for Krajisnik due to the seriousness of his alleged crimes. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia [official website] has charged Krajisnik with two counts of genocide and five counts of crimes against humanity for atrocities committed during the 1991-1995 Bosnian war. A verdict in Krajisnik's trial is expected before the end of September. Krajisnik was initially indicted together with Biljana Plavsic [ICTY case backgrounder], the former Bosnian Serb president, who was sentenced to 11 years in prison in 2003 after testifying against Krajisnik.
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