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War court acquits Croat Generals Gotovina and Markac

  • A court in The Hague has acquitted two Croatian generals of war crimes committed against Serbs during Yugoslavia 1995 break-up.

    On Friday, appeals judges for the former Yugoslavia ordered the release of Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac.

    Last year, they were sentenced to 24 years and 18 years respectively over the killing of ethnic Serbs as part of a bid to capture Croatia's Krajina region.

    Presiding judge Theodor Meron said the court entered "a verdict of acquittal" for Gotovina and Markac, both aged 57.

    The court ordered for their immediate release.