Moscow says Karadzic war crimes sentence politicised

The ICTY war crimes conviction of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is politicised, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said on Friday.

"We have said for a long time that the activity of the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia is politicised," Gatilov told Interfax news agency. "Unfortunately all the cases that have been examined have been one-sided," Gatilov said, adding the court did not examine "crimes by Kosovar leaders and the military."

Asked if Karadzic's conviction on Thursday by the UN war crimes tribunal was also politicised, he answered "Yes," Interfax reported.

Karadzic was sentenced to 40 years in jail after being found guilty of genocide and other crimes during the 1992-95 war in Bosnia.

Last update: Fri, 25/03/2016 - 16:31

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