A court in Bosnia has sentenced a Montenegrin man to 45 years in jail for brutal murder, torture, rape and looting during Bosnia’s 1992-95 war, the highest sentence ever issued in the country.
Judge Zoran Bozic said that Veselin Vlahovic has killed 30 people, raped a number of Bosniak and Croat women, tortured and robbed non-Serb residents of a Sarajevo suburb while fighting for the Bosnian Serbs. Among other crimes, the judge described how Vlahovic cut the throats of two brothers in front of their mother whom he then also killed before he went on to rape their two wives.
Vlahovic was extradited to Bosnia from Spain in 2010, after he was arrested for robbery and assault with a firearm. He will appeal the sentence.