The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague has again rejected a request for early release filed by Radislav Krstic, the wartime commander of the Bosnian Serb Army's Drina Corps, who was convicted in 2004 of aiding and abetting genocide.
In February this year, Krstic asked to be released early on the basis of the law in Poland, where he is serving his sentence.
The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals on Wednesday denied Radovan Karadzic's motion for an appeal chamber to be appointed at the Hague court to decide on his request to review a previous decision that rejected his appeal against the final verdict in his trial sentencing him to life in prison.
UN tribunal chief Carmel Agius told a conference entitled 'Stop Genocide and Holocaust Denial' in Sarajevo on Thursday that denial of genocide is unacceptable and those who do it should be prosecuted.
"We must always respond by strongly condemning those who deny it," Agius said.
"It is time to start a big cultural attack. People who deny genocide must be uncovered," he added.