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Last fugitive set to make first appearance at the Hague

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Last fugitive set to make first appearance at the Hague

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Former Croatian Serb rebel leader, Goran Hadzic is set to make his first appearance before the UN’s war crimes tribunal.

The 52-year-old, the last fugitive among the 161 people indicted by the tribunal from the bitter wars of the early nineties, was arrested last week and subsequently transferred to The Hague.

The accused will be asked to plead guilty or not guilty to 14 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Hadzic’s name is associated with the massacre in the hospital in Vukovar in eastern Croatia in November 1991. A total of 264 civilians, Croats and other non-Serbs, were taken from the hospital tortured, killed and then buried in a mass grave.

He is also held responsible for the deportation of 20,000 civilians from Vukovar.