Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac
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Court in The Hague acquits Croat Generals of war crimes

A war crimes court in The Hague has overturned the convictions of two Croatian generals charged with atrocities against Serbs in the 1990s.

Appeals judges ordered the release of Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac.

In 2011 they were sentenced to 24 years and 18 years respectively over the killing of ethnic Serbs in an offensive to retake Croatia's Krajina region.

The men arrived in Zagreb to a hero's welcome but their release was condemned in Serbia.

  • 16 Nov 2012