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ICTY delays plea of Serbian general facing war crimes charges

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia agreed Wednesday to allow Serbian General Sreten Lukic [ICTY case backgrounder] 30 days to enter his plea on war crimes charges so that he can undergo a medical exam following heart surgery last week. Lukic arrived at ICTY Monday [JURIST report] to face charges of crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war. Lukic has been indicted with three other Serbian generals [ICTY indictment] for their role in the murder of over 12,000 Kosovo Albanians in 1999. VOA has more.

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