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Kovacevic case, Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 3 November 2006
Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (last accessed on 23.09.2013)

On 3 November 2006, the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) found a member of the Serb Defence Forces guilty of participating in, aiding in, and instigating, the persecution of Muslims and Croats on the basis of their national, religious, political and ethnic affiliation. The court came to the conclusion that, in separate instances in 1992, the accused had participated in a widespread and systematic attack against civilians in the Sanski Most municipality and had committed crimes against humanity, as they are defined by the criminal code of BiH. After considering a wide range of evidentiary questions, the court decided that the commission of several criminal acts, on separate occasions, demonstrated a certain persistence that had to be considered an aggravating circumstance when determining his punishment. The accused was sentenced to 12 years of imprisonment.

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