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Both Sides to Appeal Oric Judgment

(TU No 463, 11-Aug-06)
Prosecutors had originally called for 18 years, while the defense had asked for an acquittal saying he hadn’t committed any crime.

Oric was charged with wanton destruction of Serb villages around Srebrenica in 1992 and 1993, and for murders and cruel treatment of Serb detainees in the town’s prison during the same period.

On June 30, the trial chamber found him guilty of failing to prevent men under his command killing and mistreating Serb prisoners. He was freed immediately, because he had already served more than two years in prison.

Both sides will submit formal appeals in the next couple of months.

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