3 U.K. Prisoners Sentenced to Additional Life Terms for Brutal Slashing Attack on Bosnian Serb War Criminal
Three British prisoners serving life terms for murder have received additional life sentences for brutally attacking a Bosnian Serb war criminal in Wakefield Prison in West Yorkshire, the BBC reports. Indrit Krasniqi, Iliyas Khalid and Quam Ogumbiyi were found guilty of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
The three attackers, who are all Muslims, are believed to have carried out the attack against 62-year-old Radislav Krstic as revenge for his role in the killing of Bosnian Muslims in 1995 during the Yugoslav civil war. Krstic, who was a general-major in the Bosnian Serb army, was convicted of aiding and abetting the Srebrenica massacre, an atrocity in which 8,100 Muslim men and boys were killed. He was convicted of genocide at the International Court for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands in 2001 and sentenced to 46 years in prison. His sentence was reduced to 35 years on appeal, which works out to about 1.5 days for each of his victims.
But the vicious attack on Krstic, although apparently in retaliation for his crimes, isn’t about Krstic. It’s about a vicious, premeditated assault against an unarmed, aging man who is missing a leg. Krasniqi, Khalid and Ogumbiyi entered his cell and slashed him with bladed, causing severe wounds to his face and neck.
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