ICTY reduces sentence of former Bosnian Serb leader by two years Holly Manges Jones at 2:26 PM ET
[JURIST] The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] Tuesday slightly reduced the 32-year sentence [opinion, PDF; ICTY press release] of former Bosnian Serb leader Radislav Brdjanin [ICTY case backgrounder], but upheld the majority of his 2004 convictions [JURIST report] for crimes against Croats and Muslims during the Bosnian War [Wikipedia backgrounder]. Brdjanin's sentence was reduced by two years because the tribunal reversed certain convictions against him for aiding and abetting torture and for destroying the city of Bosanska Krupa. The court nonetheless said its reduction of sentence is "quite limited" because hundreds of other charges against Brdjanin remain, including approving murders, torture and deportations during the war.
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