The Appeals Chamber today partially upheld the Trial Chamber's findings in the case of Dragomir Milošević, a former Bosnian Serb Army general, convicted for the crimes committed against civilians of Sarajevo during the second half of the 1992-1995 siege of the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Appeals Chamber also granted Milošević's appeal in part and reduced his sentence from 33 to 29 years' imprisonment. The Prosecution's sole ground appeal requesting that Milošević be sentenced to life imprisonment was dismissed in its entirety.
Dragomir Milošević was the commander of the Sarajevo-Romanija Corps (SRK) of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS) which encircled and entrapped the city of Sarajevo during the three and half year long conflict. Milošević assumed the command of the SRK from his former superior Stanislav Galić in August 1994 and remained in that position over a 15-month period up to the end of the conflict in November 1995.