UN court sentences Serbian Karadzic to life for Bosnia genocide on appeal


A U.N. tribunal on Wednesday sentenced convicted war criminal Radovan Karadzic to life in prison for genocide, crimes against humanity, and violating laws and customs of war.

The appeals judges upheld Karadzic’s conviction for genocide over the Srebrenica massacre in 1995 during the Bosnian War and said the 40-year sentence ordered by trial judges was too light given the gravity of his crimes and the weight of his responsibility.