Norway court cancels Bosnian's war crimes sentence

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Norway's Supreme Court on Friday cancelled the sentencing for war crimes of a Bosnian-born man, saying the country's war crimes law could not be applied retroactively.

Mirsad Repak, 44 and a former member of the Croatian HOS military, has lived in Norway since 1993 and became a citizen in 2001.

He was sentenced in December 2008 to five years in jail for his 1992 crimes against Serbs and ordered to pay damages to his victims, but an appeals court reduced the sentence by six months in April this year.

On Friday, Norway's Supreme Court cancelled the sentence outright, saying Norway's war crimes law, which came into force in 2005, could not be applied retroactively to Repak's 1992 actions....

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