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Bosnian Serb General Surrenders to the Hague Tribunal


A Bosnian Serb general has surrendered to the United Nations war crimes tribunal in the Netherlands to face charges in connection with the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

General Vinko Pandurevic is the 10th suspect to surrender to The Hague tribunal since October under the Serbian government's new policy of improved cooperation with the court.

He faces charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role in the deaths of up to 8,000 Muslim men and boys after Serb forces captured the Muslim enclave of Srebrenica in eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina.

In a separate case, the court gave former Bosnian Serb lieutenant Drago Nikolic 30 days to respond to five counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of the customs of war. The charges also arise from the 1995 Srebrenica events.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP, Reuters.

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