Croats celebrate appeals ruling in Zagreb. Photo: 16 November 2012
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Hague war court acquits Croats Gotovina and Markac

Two Croatian generals charged with the killings of ethnic Serbs have had their convictions overturned by a war crimes court in The Hague.

Last year Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac were sentenced to 24 years and 18 years respectively for the murder and persecution of Serbs during the 1990s.

The BBC's world affairs correspondent Peter Biles said the reaction in Serbia to the decision had been "hostile".

  • 16 Nov 2012
  • From the section Europe
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