THE HAGUE – Republika Srpska (RS) general Zdravko Tolimir has died in his prison cell in the Hague Tribunal’s detention unit, the tribunal has confirmed for regional media outlet N1.

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In April last year, Tolimir was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the killings of Muslims in Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, in the summer of 1995.

During the war, Tolimir served as assistant for information and security affairs to overall RS commander Ratko Mladic.

Tolimir was handed the whole-life sentence in 2012, for having a command responsibility in the destruction of Muslim communities under UN protection in the towns of Srebrenica and Zepa.