THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A high-ranking Bosnian Serb official convicted of war crimes during the Balkan wars was transferred to a British prison, a U.N. tribunal said.
Momcilo Krajisnik was transferred from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands, to the British facility Monday to finish out his 20-year sentence, the tribunal said Tuesday in a news release.
Krajisnik served in various senior Bosnian Serb positions immediately before and during the 1992-95 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the tribunal said. In addition, he was president of the Bosnian Serb Assembly, a member of the National Security Council and a member of the Main Board of the Serbian Democratic Party.
In September 2006, the tribunal found that Krajisnik worked with former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and others in an effort to ethnically re-arrange territories under the Bosnian Serb Republic's control by criminally reducing non-Serb populations.
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