A former member of the Bosnian Serb paramilitary forces was jailed Friday for 45 years for carrying out a reign of terror against Sarajevo civilians during the 1992-1995 war.

Veselin Vlahovic, dubbed the "Monster of Grbavica", was "found guilty of crimes against humanity and this tribunal is sentencing him to 45 years in prison," judge Zoran Bozic said.

The sentence against Vlahovic, a Montenegrin, a is the most severe delivered for war crimes by a Bosnian court.