Hadzic Goes on Trial for War Crimes in Croatia

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Bulgaria: Hadzic Goes on Trial for War Crimes in Croatia A convoy of police vehicles as they leave the detention unit of the Serbian war crimes court in Belgrade, Serbia, 22 July 2011. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Goran Hadzic, former president of the self-proclaimed Republic of Serbian Krajina, goes on trial Tuesday, the last of a string of defendants still alive and at large after the wars that accompanied the breakup of Yugoslavia.

Hadzic is accused of persecution, extermination, torture, deportation and wanton destruction for his involvement in atrocities committed by Serb troops in Croatia.

52-year-old Hadzic was a key figure in the self-proclaimed Serb republic of Krajina in 1992-1993.

Already sentenced in his absence to a total of 40 years in prison by Croatian courts in the mid-1990s, Hadzic w as finally detained by Serbian authorities in 2011.

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