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Hague Court Releases Indictment Against Ex-Kosovo PM, Subordinates

The United Nations Tribunal in The Hague has released its indictment against former Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, charging him with 37 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The indictment, unsealed Thursday, charges Mr. Haradinaj and two other former Kosovo ethnic Albanian guerilla leaders with murder, rape, deportation and other offenses. The two other men, Idriz Balaj and Lahi Brahimaj, face 35 counts each of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Hague prosecutors say Mr. Haradinaj and the two other men, whom the indictment describes as his wartime subordinates, persecuted, mistreated and killed ethnic Serbs in 1998. The alleged offenses took place during the conflict between ethnic Albanian guerrillas and Serbian and Yugoslav forces in Kosovo.

The three men gave themselves up to the court Wednesday, one day after Mr. Haradinaj resigned as Kosovo prime minister.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters and AFP.