Zuhdija Tabakovic pleas guilty
(AP)A Bosnian Muslim has pleaded guilty to lying to Yugoslav war crimes tribunal prosecutors for a payment of euro1,000 ($1,375) to support the alibi of a Bosnian Serb later convicted of mass murder.
Prosecution lawyer Paul Rogers says Zuhdija Tabakovic has admitted signing a false statement about the slaying by Milan Lukic of a group of Muslims on the banks of the Drina River in the town of Visegrad in June 1992.
However, Tabakovic later told prosecutors what he had done and the statement was never used in court.
Rogers said Monday the guilty pleas were part of a deal with prosecutors. He asked judges to sentence Tabakovic to no more than six months in jail.
Lukic was sentenced to life imprisonment for a killing spree in Visegrad that included the Drina murders.
Edit: Zuhdija was sentenced to 3 months in prison by the Trial Chamber.