Montenegrin man sentenced to 45 years for war crimes in Bosnia


Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina: Around 20 years after the bloody war in Bosnia, a court here has sentenced a Montenegrin man to 45 years in jail for murder, torture, rape and looting during the 1992-95 war. It is said to be the highest sentence ever issued in Bosnia.

According to Associated Press, Judge Zoran Bozic said that Veselin Vlahovic has killed 30 people, raped a number of Bosnian and Croat women, tortured and robbed non-Serb residents of a Sarajevo suburb while fighting for the Bosnian Serbs. Among other crimes, the judge described how Vlahovic cut the throats of two brothers in front of their mother whom he then also killed before he went on to rape their two wives.


Vlahovic was extradited to Bosnia from Spain in 2010.


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