Biljana Plavšić

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Biljana Plavšić
2nd President of Republika Srpska
In office
19 July 1996 – 4 November 1998
Vice PresidentNikola Koljević
Dragoljub Mirjanić[1]
Preceded byRadovan Karadžić
Succeeded byNikola Poplašen
1st Serb Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
In office
20 December 1990 – 9 April 1992
Serving with Nikola Koljević
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byNenad Kecmanović
Personal details
Born (1930-07-07) 7 July 1930 (age 93)
Tuzla, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Political partySNS RS (1997–2006)
SDS (1990–1997)
Alma materUniversity of Zagreb

Biljana Plavšić (Serbian Cyrillic: Биљана Плавшић; born 7 July 1930) is a Serbian politician. She President of Republika Srpska who was indicted in 2001 by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for war crimes committed during the Bosnian War.

She plea-bargained with the ICTY and was sentenced to 11 years in prison in 2003.[2]

She was released on 27 October 2009 after serving two-thirds of her sentence. Plavšić is, together with Radovan Karadžić,[3] the highest ranking Bosnian Serb politician to be sentenced.

References[change | change source]

  1. Political Handbook of the World 1998
  2. Traynor, Ian (27 October 2009). "Leading Bosnian Serb war criminal released from Swedish prison". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  3. Karadzic sentenced to 40 years for genocide