UN tribunal upholds sentences of 3 Bosnian prison camp commanders

UN tribunal upholds sentences of 3 Bosnian prison camp commanders

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The United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) today upheld the prison sentences of three Bosnians convicted of war crimes committed while in charge of a prison camp.

Zdravko Mucic, Hazim Delic and Esad Landzo had appealed their new sentences, which were for nine, 18 and 15 years, respectively, after a previous ruling by the ICTY Appeals Chamber returned their case to the trial level with a number of issues relating to the adjustment of the sentences that had been imposed as a result of its new findings.

Mr. Mucic, the camp commander, Mr. Delic, the deputy commander, and Mr. Landzo, a camp guard, had been found guilty of killing, torturing, sexually assaulting, beating and otherwise subjecting detainees at the Celebici camp to cruel and inhumane treatment.