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War crimes tribunal releases defendant detained by mistake

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website] ordered the immediate release Friday of a Kosovo Albanian indicted and detained for war crimes in the murder and torture of Serb and Albanian civilians. Defense lawyers argued successfully [defense statement] that Agim Murtezi, 46, was "not the person referred to in the indictment" and should be returned to Kosovo. Read the ICTY press release.

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