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Former Serbian general surrenders to war crimes tribunal

[JURIST] Retired Serbian General Vladimir Lazarevic [ICTY case backgrounder] turned himself in to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website] Thursday to face war crimes charges for his role in the violence in Kosovo in the late 1990s. Lazarevic had remained in hiding for 15 months after being indicted [ICTY text] by the war crimes tribunal in October 2003 along with three other generals. Lazarevic faces four charges of crimes against humanity and one charge of violating the laws of war for his leadership of the Pristina Corps of the Yugoslav Army that killed 45 unarmed ethnic Albanians in January 1999. The three other generals remain at large, with two in Serbia and one suspected of fleeing to Russia. Read the ICTY press release on Lazarevic's surrender. VOA News has more.

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