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The charges against Milosevic

By CHRIS WHITE, United Press International   |   Feb. 14, 2002 at 4:49 PM   |   Comments

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The charges against former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, according to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia are:

* In Bosnia between 1992 and 1995 -- Genocide; crimes against humanity; grave breaches of the Geneva Convention; violations of the laws or customs of war.

The genocide indictment focuses on the massacre of several thousand captured Bosnian Muslim men and boys who were either executed where captured or transported to other sites for execution, according go the indictment.

* Croatia between 1991 and 1992 -- Crimes against humanity, grave breaches of the Geneva Convention; violation of the laws or customs of war.

The charges focus on the allegation that Milosevic attempted forcibly to expel the majority of non-Serbs from about one third of Croatia and to create a Serb-dominated state. In the upheavals, several hundred thousand people were murdered and almost 200,000 non-Serbs expelled.

* Kosovo in 2001 -- Crimes against humanity; violations of the laws or customs of war.

Milosevic is accused with four others of deporting almost a million Kosovo Albanians, some 600 of who were killed. As commander-in-chief of the Yugoslav army at the time Milosevic is charged with direct responsibility.

Topics: Chris White
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