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May-08-96

War Crimes Trial Begins in The Hague

The first war crimes trial since Nuremberg began Tuesday in The Hague, Netherlands. The prosecution accused Bosnia Serb bar owner Dusan Tadic of murdering more than 30 Muslims and Croats, torturing more than a dozen women, participating in gang rapes, and torturing and assaulting other Muslims and Croats. In addition to crimes against humanity, Tadic had also been charged with rape. However, prosecutors had to drop the charge because the victim was too afraid to testify. Some victims of other crimes allegedly committed by Tadic are also fearful of the defendant and will be allowed to testify outside the courtroom via a video link.

Media Resources: USA Today - May 7, 1996

   

     

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