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Serbia govt' says no crimes against Serbs punished

In this image taken from video Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic listens to the his sentence  at the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, The Netherlands Thursday March 24, 2016. Karadzic was convicted of genocide and nine other charges Thursday at a U.N. court, and sentenced to 40 years in prison. (ICTY, Pool via AP)

In this image taken from video Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic listens to the his sentence at the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, The Netherlands Thursday March 24, 2016. Karadzic was convicted of genocide and nine other charges Thursday at a U.N. court, and sentenced to 40 years in prison. (ICTY, Pool via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Serbia's government says it won't comment on the genocide conviction against wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, but has still complained the U.N. war crimes tribunal is biased against Serbs.

The government said Friday the work of the war crimes court for the former Yugoslavia has left a "bitter taste because no orchestrators of the policies of crimes against Serbs have been punished."

The statement says "the justice that punishes members of one nation for the crimes that everybody committed is in fact selective." But it adds that Serbia will work for reconciliation and look toward the future.

Karadzic was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Thursday for orchestrating atrocities against Muslims and Croats in Bosnia during the 1992-95 war, including the massacre of some 8,000 people in Srebrenica.