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Balkans rights groups urge UN to probe ICTY allegations

Human right activists from the Balkans on Thursday urged the UN chief to probe claims that Washington pressured the top war crimes court for the former Yugoslavia into acquitting senior suspects. "We urge you to use your authority to order a prompt and thorough enquiry," activists from about 100 rights groups in the countries that emerged from the bloody 1990s break-up of Yugoslavia said in a letter to Ban Ki-moon.

UPDATE 2-Ex-Yugoslav army leader acquitted of war crimes

(Adds reactions, lawyer's comment, details) By Thomas Escritt THE HAGUE, Feb 28 (Reuters) - The former head of the Yugoslav army was acquitted on Thursday of charges of aiding and abetting atrocities committed in Bosnia and Croatia during the 1990s, in a ruling that was condemned by victims but welcomed by Serb officials.

UN court acquits Yugoslav army chief Perisic on appeal

A UN war crimes tribunal on Thursday acquitted Yugoslav ex-army chief Momcilo Perisic on appeal and overturned his 27-year sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity during the bloody Balkan wars of the 1990s. Judge Theodor Meron of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) appeals chamber ordered "the immediate release of Momcilo Perisic", a former right-hand man of late Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic.

URGENT ¥¥¥ UN court acquits Yugoslav army chief Perisic on appeal

A UN war crimes tribunal on Thursday acquitted Yugoslav ex-army chief Momcilo Perisic on appeal, and overturned his 27-year sentence for crimes during the bloody Balkan wars of the 1990s, including crimes against humanity. Judge Theodor Meron of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) appeals chamber ordered "the immediate release of Momcilo Perisic", a former right-hand man of deceased Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic. jhe-cjo/mlr

Appeal judges overturn conviction of former Yugoslav army leader

THE HAGUE, Feb 28 (Reuters) - U.N. war crimes court judges on Thursday overturned the conviction of the former chief of staff of the Yugoslav army, acquitting him of charges of aiding and abetting crimes committed in Bosnia and Croatia during the Yugoslav wars.
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