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UN prosecutor unhappy at reverse of Croat generals’ convictions

The chief prosecutor of the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal expressed disappointment Wednesday that appeals judges at the U.N. court overturned the convictions of two Croat generals for involvement in violence that drove thousands of Serbs from their homes and left hundreds dead. The generals, Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac, were released last Friday after the appeals judges, by a 3-2 majority, reversed convictions for crimes including murder and illegal deportations during a 1995 military campaign known as Operation Storm. In an unusual step, the Hague tribunal’s chief prosecutor, Serge Brammertz, issued a statement saying his office was “disappointed by the outcome.” Brammertz said he is aware Serb victims “are not … Continue reading

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