Ex-Croat officials on trial in The Hague

Six former top Croat officials are on trial in The Hague, accused of a campaign of torturing, killing and expelling Muslims in southeastern Bosnia to create an ethnically pure Croatian republic.

The men surrendered to the UN tribunal in April 2004 and pleaded not guilty to charges including murder, rape, destruction of property and the deportation of Bosnian Muslims during the 1992-95 Bosnian conflict.

Prosecutor Kenneth Scott said in court that the men worked with Franjo Tudjman, the late Croatian president, who had long pursued plans for a "Greater Croatia", to include territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Scott told the court that "Muslim majorities and pluralities did not stop Tudjman in claiming those areas".

The suspects were high-ranking military or political officials in a self-styled Bosnian Croat mini-state, including Jadranko Prlic, its then-prime minister, Bruno Stojic, the defence minister and Valentin Coric, the interior minister
I wonder how long they last before they contract suicide.

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