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Plavsic to stay out of politics upon release

Plavsic to stay out of politics upon release

Bosnian Serb prime minister says former president Biljana Plavsic will stay out of politics after her release from a Swedish jail where she served a war crimes sentence.
Plavsic pleaded guilty and was sentenced in 2003 by a U.N. court to 11 years in prison for her role in Bosnia's 1992-95 war.
She is only woman sentenced by the tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. Plavsic was released Tuesday after serving two-thirds of the sentence.
Bosnian Serb Prime Minister Milorad Dodik on Wednesday defended his decision to send a government jet to Sweden to pick up Plavsic, whose release has angered Bosnia's Muslims.
Dodik says "it was a moral thing to do." He says Plavsic will remain in Belgrade for now and stay out of political life.


Updated : 2021-02-28 03:32 GMT+08:00