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Lawyer: wanted Croatian general will surrender if tried at home

[JURIST] A defense lawyer for fugitive Gen. Ante Gotovina [ICTY factsheet] said in an interview Tuesday that his client would surrender to authorities if he is allowed to face trial in his home country of Croatia. Currently, Gotovina would face trial for alleged crimes during the Serbo-Croatian war at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] at The Hague. Carla del Ponte, chief prosecutor for the ICTY, has said that prosecuting Gotovina is one of the tribunal's top priorities, and that Croatia has recently been co-operating [JURIST report] with the effort to bring him to justice. The charges against Gotovina are closely related to those of two other suspects whose cases have already been referred back to Croatian courts. AP has more.

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