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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-13-05 04:24 PM
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Bosnian Court Acquits 11 Serbs in War Crimes Case
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia (Reuters) - A Bosnian Serb court acquitted on Friday 11 Serb policemen linked to the murders of a Catholic priest and his parents in the first such war crimes ruling since the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s.

The unique decision by the court in the Bosnian Serb part of the country contrasts sharply with the high rate of war crimes investigations in the Muslim-Croat half of Bosnia, where dozens of trials have taken place.

A leading human rights campaigner, reacting to the acquittals, said there were clear signs that inadequate investigations into the murders may have jeopardized the judgment.

Banja Luka district court president Dusko Bojovic said there was no evidence to prove the policemen had illegally detained and kept under house arrest priest Tomislav Matanovic and his parents for a month before their disappearance.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-13-05 04:40 PM
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1. Did it not occur to the US that there is so much money at stake
in Oil Rich places like Iraq that it could never be a cake-walk? The same arrogance and selfishness that runs rampant through the corporate and Bush world - would be replicated in Iraq. The wolves will be everywhere. And the wolves will be forever. Until alternative energy sources are found.

I guess you have to know yourself and your own 'faults' before you could see them in somebody else. What a nightmare!!
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