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Perisic surrenders to ICTY, indictment released

[JURIST] Former Yugoslav army general Momcilo Perisic arrived in The Hague Monday as anticipated [JURIST report] to surrender to officials from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Perisic has been charged with eight counts of crimes against humanity and five counts of war crimes. Also Monday, the ICTY released the details of the charges against him, which include murder, persecution on grounds of politics, race, or religion, and unjustifed attacks on civilians. As well as being held individually responsible for these acts, Perisic is also being charged with command responsibility for the actions of his subordinates under Article 7(3) of the ICTY Statute [official text]. Perisic is the fourth Serbian general to surrender to the ICTY under a policy initiated by Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica [official profile] that encouraged voluntary surrender rather than controversial arrests. Read the ICTY indictment of Perisic. Read the official ICTY press release. AFP has more.

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