Pristina court clears Gen. Bojovic of war crimes charges

The Appellate Court in Pristina acquitted Milovan Bojovic of war crimes charges for lack of evidence in a trial that followed his arrest by the Kosovo police.

Source: Tanjug
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The former Yugoslav and Serbian army general was arrested earlier in April.

The prosecution failed to present evidence to prove claims against Bojovic, the Appellate Court said in the verdict explanation, Serbian state broadcaster RTS reported, citing media outlets based in Pristina.

The court also ordered the police to escort Bojovic to an administrative crossing between Kosovo and central Serbia.

Bojovic was arrested at the Merdare crossing on April 8.

He was then ordered a 30-day detention as the authorities in Pristina held him accountable for war crimes allegedly committed against ethnic Albanian civilians in the Laba region as he had had "command responsibility" for military activities in the area.

Director of the Serbian government's Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Djuric has demanded immediate release of Bojovic, calling any hope of a successful dialogue in a situation where Serbs were persecuted in such a way a delusion.

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