Croatian Serb Leader Sentenced to 13 Years

From Times Wire Reports

A U.N. court at The Hague sentenced Milan Babic, leader of Croatia’s rebellious Serbs, to 13 years in prison for inflaming an ethnic cleansing campaign that killed about 200 Croats and expelled tens of thousands.

The judgment sought to strike a balance between punishing the crime and rewarding Babic’s willingness to testify against former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic and other former allies.

In January, the court convicted Babic, 48, of persecution for the campaign against non-Serbs in the self-proclaimed Croatian Republic of Krajina.