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Hague Appeal Tribunal Frees Jailed Croatian Officers - 17 Nov 2012
Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic (R) and Croatian President of Parliament Josip Leko (2nd R) welcomes police commander Mladen Markac (top) and General Ante Gotovina (C) at airport Pleso in Zagreb November 16, 2012. The most senior Croatian military officer convicted of war crimes during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s was freed after an appeal on Friday and Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said the "political decision" would open old wounds in the region. General Ante Gotovina was cleared by an appeals chamber of the U.N. war crimes tribunal after being convicted of targeting hospitals and other civilian institutions during a Croatian army operation to retake its Krajina region from rebel Serbs. REUTERS/ (CROATIA - Tags: SOCIETY CRIME LAW CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)