November 16, 2005

Bosnian Muslim acquitted in The Hague

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The U.N. war crimes tribunal on
Wednesday acquitted Sefer Halilovic, the highest-ranking
Bosnian Muslim yet to stand trial in The Hague, of war crimes.

"The accused is found not guilty and therefore acquitted of
murder, violations of the laws or customs of war and it is
ordered that he be released immediately," the presiding judge
said in court.

The wartime Muslim commander was accused of failing to
prevent a massacre of Bosnian Croats in 1993.