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Srebrenica general guilty of genocide

PARIS — A former senior commander of the Bosnian Serb Army, Zdravko Tolimir, was convicted of genocide Wednesday and sentenced to life in prison for his role in the killings of thousands of prisoners near the Bosnian town of Srebrenica in July 1995.

Judges at the UN tribunal in The Hague, voting 2-1, said Tolimir had been found guilty because as the army’s head of intelligence he not only knew of the plans to commit ‘‘horrific mass murder’’ of Bosnian Muslim prisoners but also played a pivotal role in the crime. He ‘‘deliberately participated’’ in the destruction of the Muslim communities under UN protection in the towns of Srebrenica and Zepa, the judges said.

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