UN court convicts 2 Croat generals, 1 acquitted
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Last Updated: Friday, April 15, 2011, 17:01
  
The Hague: A UN court has convicted a key wartime Croatian commander, Gen. Ante Gotovina, of committing atrocities in a campaign of shelling, murder and persecution aimed at driving Serbs out of Croatia's Krajina border region in 1995.

Gotovina was sentenced to 24 years in prison. The court also convicted a second general, Mladen Markac, and sentenced him to 18 years, but cleared a third, Ivan Cermak, of all charges and ordered him released.

The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal judgment Friday was also a damning verdict on Croatia's then-president, Franjo Tudjman. It said he led a "joint criminal enterprise" to repopulate the Krajina region with Croats after driving out Serbs. Tudjman died in 1999 while under investigation by the tribunal.

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First Published: Friday, April 15, 2011, 17:01


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