OREANDA-NEWS. The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals extended the detention to six Serbian generals who had served two-thirds of their prison term. This was reported on Wednesday by a Serbian newspaper.

The publication reports that the chairman of the Trebunal, Carmel Adzius, refused early release to the former head of the crisis headquarters of the Serbian Krajina Radoslaw Brjanin, who served 20 out of 30 years in prison. The reason for the refusal was the "seriousness of the crime" and the "insufficient rehabilitation" of the prisoner. The conditions for early release were also fulfilled by generals Nebojsa Pavokvich (sentenced to 22 years), Sreten Lukic (20 years), Vlastimir Djordjevic (18 years), Radislav Krstich (35 years), Radivoe Miletich (18 years), but all of them were also refused release.

The International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia was established in 1993 and officially completed its work in accordance with the resolution of the UN Security Council on December 31, 2017. Over the entire period of existence, the court has charged 161 people. The Hague Tribunal has been repeatedly criticized, including from the Russian side, for bias resulting in more severe sentences to Serbs than against Croats, Bosnian Muslims and Kosovo Albanians.