Three Bosnian Serbs were sentenced to between three and 15 years by the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) today for crimes against humanity committed at a detention camp in 1992.
Dusko Sikirica was given a sentence of 15 years, Damir Dosen was sentenced to 5 years in prison and Dragan Kolundzija was sentenced to 3 years' confinement.
The three men were charged with crimes committed against the non-Serb population in the municipality of Prijedor in northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina, and, in particular, while they were guards at the Keraterm detention facility, over a period of three months in the summer of 1992.
In a summary of its judgement, the Tribunal said there was enough evidence to prove the conditions at the camp included insufficient food and water; inadequate medical care and treatment; overcrowding and lack of opportunities for fresh air and exercise; and lack of proper hygiene arrangements.
In August, Mr. Kolundzija pleaded guilty to charges of persecution and a month later, the other two defendants admitted their guilt to the same crime. All other charges against the three were later dropped.