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Former Macedonian minister surrenders to war crimes court

[JURIST] Former Macedonian interior minister Ljube Boskovski surrendered to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] in The Hague Thursday after being charged with war crimes committed against ethnic Albanians. Boskovski, who had been in prison for charges relating to the murder of seven immigrants while he was the interior minister in 2002, was charged jointly with his former bodyguard Johan Tarculovski, who surrendered to the tribunal last week. The two men, the only Macedonians indicted by the ICTY, are said to be responsible for the murder of seven ethnic Albanian civilians in 2001 during a conflict between local ethnic Albanian guerrillas and Macdeonian government security forces. Read the indictment against Boskovski and Tarculovski. AFP has more.

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