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Generals Gotovina and Markac freed from Hague prison

Croatian Times

Croatian generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac have been released from the prison of the International War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague. Appeals judges at the tribunal for the former Yugoslavia ordered the release of Gotovina and Markac last Friday. In 2011 they were sentenced to 24 years and 18 years respectively over the killing of ethnic Serbs in an offensive to retake Croatia's Krajina region. Thousands of people in Croatia's capital Zagreb cheered Friday's ruling. Presiding judge Theodor Meron said that court entered "a verdict of acquittal" for Gen Gotovina and Gen Markac, both aged 57. The court also ordered their immediate release. Neither showed any emotion at the ruling, but their supporters in the court's gallery hugged each other and clapped after the verdict. Thousands of people were celebrating at the streets of Croatian towns after hearing the final decision of the court in the Hague. Croatian general Ante Gotovina has received strong support even from his former wife Ximena Dalel before the final decision of the court in Hague on Friday. The Colombian woman with whom the Croatian general has a 27-year-old daughter has expressed her firm belief he was innocent and that he should be freed by the International War Crimes Tribunal. She made the claims on her Facebook profile, adding the general's photo as well. General Gotovina's actual wife Dunja Zloic Gotovina went to Hague to meet him on his release.

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