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Croatian crowds react to sentencing of military leaders

Two Croatian military leaders have been convicted of atrocities against Serbs during a 1995 campaign of ethnic cleansing, after a trial at The Hague.

Judges sentenced Ante Gotovina to 24 years and Mladen Markac to 18 years in jail for crimes including murder, persecution and plunder.

The men helped to plan an operation to retake Croatia's Krajina region and force out its Serbian population.

The BBC's Mark Lowen was in the capital, Zagreb, where supporters of the military leaders watched their sentencing on a big screen.

  • 15 Apr 2011
  • From the section Europe
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