Bosnian Serb sentenced to 31 years for genocide

January 25, 2012 - 10:35 AM

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's war crimes court has confirmed a 31-year prison sentence for a former Bosnian Serb police officer convicted of genocide.

Judges found that Radomir Vukovic participated in the execution of over 1,000 men — part of the notorious Serb massacre of some 8,000 Muslim Bosniaks from the east Bosnian town of Srebrenica in July 1995.

The court sentenced Vukovic in 2010 but he appealed the ruling. The verdict was confirmed Wednesday by the appeals chamber and cannot be challenged anymore.