Serb General convicted of war crimes

The case against Gen Momcilo Perisic was the first time the UN court convicted a civilian or military officer from Yugoslavia of war crimes in Bosnia, and underscored the Yugoslav army’s support for Serb rebels in both Bosnia and Croatia who committed the worst atrocities of the Balkan conflicts in the 1990s.

The link between the disintegrating Yugoslav federation and Serb forces in the breakaway republics has been a matter of dispute.

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