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Serb general pleads not guilty to Kosovo war crimes

[JURIST] Former Serbian police general Sreten Lukic [ICTY case backgrounder] pleaded not guilty Wednesday at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia [official website] to charges of overseeing the murder, deportation and persecution of Kosovo Albanians in 1999. Lukic, who is charged [ICTY indictment] with four counts of crimes against humanity and one count of violations of the laws or customs of war, initially delayed his plea [JURIST report] while he underwent medical exams. Lukic has been indicted with three other Serbian generals for their role in the Kosovo conflict, during which over 12,000 Kosovo Albanians were murdered. Reuters has more.

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