A UN court Tuesday sentenced former Yugoslav Army ChiefMomcilo Perisic-to 27 years in prison for war crimes and crimesagainst humanity, including for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.
"For these crimes the majority of her room by the sentences to a term of only 27 years in prison," Judge Bakone Moloto saidPerisic, the highest ranking member of the former Yugoslav army,in a hearing before the Court international Criminal for the former Yugoslavia in the farmyard (ICTY).
The Yugoslav army chief of staff between 1993 and 1998, Perisichas given to the staff, officers, weapons and logistical support to the Bosnian Serb army as well as the self-proclaimed republic ofKrajina army, knowing that it would be used for to war crimes andassigns against Muslim civilians, the judge said.
The judges found Perisic, 67, guilty of 12 of the 13 costs leveledagainst him, including for his role in the 1992-95 siege of Sarajevothe Bosnian capital, the shelling of Zagreb in May 1995 by CroationSerbs - and the massacre in Srebrenica July 1995.
The Bosnian Serb forces murdered about 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica, the worst atrocities in Europe World War II.
Moloto, Perisic clear an account of mass murder in Srebrenica,said that the former general could not "predict" that the BosnianSerb army (VRS) exterminate Muslims after the enclave fellUN-PROTECT. Even after learning of the massacre, however, has provided support for the Serbian troops.
"She has continued to provide assistance to the VRS for the months after being informed of the massacre of Srebrenica, theVRS huge," the judge said.