THE HAGUE - The UN’s Yugoslav war crimes court on Friday upheld life convictions of two Bosnian Serbs for their role in the Srebrenica massacre of almost 8,000 Muslim men and boys in 1995. The Appeal Chamber “affirms the life sentence” against former Bosnian Serb Vujadin Popovic, 57, and Ljubisa Beara, 75, Judge Patrick Robinson said at a hearing at the Hague-based tribunal. Both men are former officers in the Bosnian Serb army blamed for the mid-July 1995 massacre regarded as one the worst incidents of bloodshed on European soil since World War II.

 Popovic, wearing a dark suit and black T-shirt shook his head as the appeals verdict was read out, while Beara, also in a dark suit and white shirt, stood motionless.