Kosovo Serb politician gets 9 years in prison for war crimes

January 21, 2016 11:44 AM

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MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — An international court on Thursday sentenced a leading Kosovo Serb politician to nine years in prison for war crimes against ethnic Albanian civilians — a ruling that could heighten tensions in the region.

Judges of the EU's justice mission in Kosovo found Oliver Ivanovic guilty of murder and torture of civilians in 1999 during Kosovo's war for independence from Serbia when Serb paramilitary forces attacked ethnic Albanians amid NATO bombings. The alliance launched an air war to stop a bloody Serbian ...

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