The appeals court in Oslo has sentenced Mirsad Repak to four and half years' imprisonment for war crimes committed in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992.
Repak, 43, was found guilty by the Appelate Chamber in March this year.
By the first instance ruling, delivered in December 2008, he was sentenced to five years' imprisonment. He was found guilty on 13 out of 14 counts of indictment for crimes committed against Serbs who were detained in the Dretelj camp near Mostar, which was under the control of the Croatian Armed Forces, HOS.
He was acquitted of charges that he raped one person during the same period.
According to Norwegian media, his laywer said that an appeal to the Supreme Court was likely.
Repak, who moved to Norway in 1993 and later obtained citizenship, is the first person to be sentenced for war crimes in Norway since WWII.
In order to be able to prosecute war crimes committed after WWII, Norway changed its law in 2008.
Investigations against potential perpetrators of war crimes that currently live in Norway or have Norwegian citizenship were launched several years ago. Until now three people, all originating from the former Yugoslavia, have been arrested on war crimes charges.
Repak, who was arrested in 2007, is the only one to be sentenced thus far.
Around one hundred individuals from various countries are believed to be under investigation by the Norwegian authorities on suspicion of such crimes. These individuals could face trial in Norway or deportation.
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