Serbia high court orders retrial in Vukovar war crimes case Jeannie Shawl at 2:39 PM ET
[JURIST] The Serbian Supreme Court ordered a retrial Thursday in the case of 14 former members of Serb militias who were convicted [JURIST report] of war crimes for killing some 200 Croatian POWs at a pig farm near Vukovar [BBC backgrounder] in 1991 at the end of a three-month siege there. The 14 defendants were sentenced to a total of 219 years in prison, and both the prosecution and defense appealed the verdict. The high court ruled Thursday that the entire verdict should be cancelled after overturning portions of the verdict that convicted some defendants and acquitted others. Sixteen people were initially charged in the case.
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