A Serbian court has sentenced 14 former militiamen to jail terms of up to 20 years for the massacre of at least 200 prisoners of war in Croatia in 1991.
The 1991 massacre in Vukovar was one of the worst of the conflict
The executions were carried out at a pig farm in a hamlet near Vukovar, during a three-month siege of the town.
The 14 Serbs convicted in Belgrade were given terms ranging from five to 20 years. Two suspects were acquitted.
The landmark trial is being seen as a test of the ability of Serbia's courts to deal with war crimes cases.
The court had heard how the defendants seized Croat prisoners from a hospital in Vukovar after Yugoslav forces entered the town amid heavy fighting in November 1991.
VUKOVAR 20-YEAR TERMS
The prisoners were taken to a pig farm, where they were executed in what became known as the Ovcara massacre.
Eight of the suspects were given the maximum 20-year term for the killings.
Three men were sentenced to 15 years, one man to 12 years, a woman to nine years and another man to five years.
Handing down his verdict, Judge Vesko Krstajic said: "They are guilty as they, acting as members of the territorial defence from 20 November to 21 November, 1991, at the Ovcara farm, tortured, inhumanly treated and murdered at least 200 prisoners of war."
Lawyers for those convicted have said they will appeal against the verdicts.
Three senior Serb officers are also being tried before the international war crimes tribunal in The Hague for suspected war crimes committed in Vukovar.
More than 1,000 civilians died during the siege and bombardment of the eastern Croatian town.