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UN prosecutors demand life sentence for Karadzic

UN prosecutors: Former Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic should get life sentence if convicted
Mike Corder, The Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic should be sentenced to life imprisonment if he is convicted of "a substantial portion" of the crimes he stood trial for at a U.N. war crimes tribunal, prosecutors said in a written brief published Friday.

Summing up their vision of Karadzic's trial, prosecutors called him the "pre-eminent political and military leader of the Bosnian Serbs and their forces" during the 1992-95 war in Bosnia that left 100,000 people dead.

Nuremberg stenographer's mementos to be auctioned

Nuremberg stenographer's documents detailing war crimes trials to be auctioned in Alaska
Rachel D'Oro, The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The old trunk was locked when it was found by auction house workers clearing a long-vacant home in Alaska that was about to be listed for sale.

The collection crew's members couldn't find the key, so they broke the lock. Inside were yellowed papers and blankets. Personal stuff, they figured.

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