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Swedish official: Bosnian Serb ex-leader set free

Swedish official: Bosnian Serb ex-leader set free

The head of Sweden's prison service says former Bosnian Serb President Biljana Plavsic has been released after serving two-thirds of her 11-year sentence for persecution.
Lars Nylen says Plavsic was set free Tuesday morning and taken to Stockholm's Arlanda airport. He says the 79-year-old "was happy to be released."
The prison service would not confirm a report in Swedish newspaper DN that Plavsic boarded a plane headed for Belgrade.
The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal last month authorized the early release of Plavsic. She was sentenced in 2003 after pleading guilty to a single count of persecution, a crime against humanity, as part of an ethnic cleansing campaign to drive Muslims and Croats out of Serb-controlled areas of Bosnia.


Updated : 2021-04-21 16:10 GMT+08:00