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11 February 2014

Milan Lukic Transferred to a Prison in Estonia

Erna Mackic BIRN BiH Sarajevo

Milan Lukic, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for having committed crimes in Visegrad, had been transferred to Estonia, where he will serve his sentence.

In December 2012 the Appellate Chamber of The Hague Tribunal confirmed a verdict against Lukic, sentencing him to life imprisonment. Lukic was pronounced guilty of having committed murder of 12 civilians on the banks of the River Drina in June 1992, the beating of detainees in Uzamnica detention camp in 1992 and 1993, and the murder of Hajra Koric.

Besides that, he was sentenced for having burnt civilians in houses in Pionirska Street and Bikavac in Visegrad. The Appellate Chamber determined that nearly 120 women, children and the elderly were burnt alive in Pionirska Street and Bikavac on June 14 and June 27, 1992.

The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals at The Hague rendered the decision on sending Lukic to the prison, where he will serve his sentence. This is the second decision rendered by the Mechanism since its establishment.

Imprisonment sentences can be served in 17 other countries with which agreements have been concluded. 
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