Last night, the 21st of December, in the Hague hosted the closing ceremony of the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. This writes the Agency Deutsche Welle, stating that trials for war crimes continued for almost a quarter of a century.

During the trials, was questioned about five thousand men, and the charges against 161-th, 90 of them convicted.

“Recent high-profile case of the Tribunal was the sentence of the former commander of the Bosnian Croats, Slobodan praljak began to present. November 29, after the verdict… General drank the poison”, – the newspaper writes, Recalling that the convict for 20 years, praljak began to present died in the hospital.

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Praljak began to present and Jadranka Prlic was the head of the unrecognized Croatian Republic of Herceg-Bosna, which was formed in 1991 after the breakup of Yugoslavia. The court found them guilty of war crimes against Bosnian Muslims.

Guilty of genocide is also recognized by the former President of Yugoslavia, Slobodan Milosevic, the first President of the Republic of Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina Radovan karadžić and Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic. Former Vice-President of Serbia Vojislav šešelj was acquitted.

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The head of the US state Department Rex Tillerson congratulated the Tribunal sentencing 161 officials and the military for “participation in the killings during the conflict in the Balkans”. “We also remind the debtor of crimes in the world: the United States remains committed to finding and bringing to justice” – said the Secretary of state.

The US congratulates the #ICTY on its many achievements, including indicting 161 senior leaders for their roles in atrocities committed during the Balkan wars. We also believe there are lessons to learn from its experiences. The pursuit of justice in the #Balkans is not over.

– Department of State (@StateDept) 22 grudnia 2017 R.

Almost a quarter of a century in the Hague made the Yugoslavia Tribunal 22.12.2017

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