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a sentence of life imprisonment former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan karadzich stole his forty year sentence for war crimes increase to life in prison Wednesday the ruling and is one of the highest profile trials of the massacres and other atrocities committed during the Balkan wars of the nineteen nineties which saw the bloody collapse of the former Yugoslavia and the death of at least one hundred thousand Bosnians in twenty sixteen karadzich was found guilty of leading a campaign of ethnic cleansing and given a forty year sentence for the nineteen ninety five genocide at Srebrenica but appeals judges ruled that was too light given the quite she's scale and systematic cruelty of the crimes in question grounds thirty six and prosecutors then sort a life sentence and the second genocide conviction for his alleged role in targeting non subs in the early years of the war , U. N. judges rejected that request but not health karadzich is conviction on other war crimes and crimes against humanity survivors and relatives of the victims celebrated the decision , Wednesday's ruling is final and cannot be challenged on appeal