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Srebrenica Suspect Pleads Innocent at Croatian Trial


A Croatian Serb has pleaded innocent to charges that he is among members of a paramilitary group seen in a 1995 video executing Muslims from Srebrenica.

Slobodan Davidovic issued his plea at the start of his trial in the Croatian capital, Zagreb, Thursday. He also pleaded not guilty to charges that he tortured Croatian soldiers during fighting that broke out when the country declared independence from the former Yugoslavia in 1991.

The court adjourned further hearings until December.

Croatian authorities arrested him earlier this year after prosecutors at The Hague tribunal showed a videotape of six members of the Serb paramilitary unit, the Scorpions, during the trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. The tape showed them executing six Muslims taken from Srebrenica in northeast Bosnia-Herzegovina after Serb forces captured the town 10 years ago.

Some information for this story provided by Reuters and AP.

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