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Bosnia: Former Official Pleads Guilty To War Crimes At Tribunal

The Hague, 30 September 2003 (RFE/RL) -- A former Bosnian Serb official today pleaded guilty to crimes against humanity at the UN war crimes tribunal at The Hague. Miroslav Deronjic, an official in the eastern Bosnian town of Bratunac during the Bosnian war, pleaded guilty to the charge of persecution after reaching a deal with prosecutors, who are seeking a 10-year prison term.

Deronjic is accused of ordering an attack in 1992 on the Muslim village of Glogova. Bosnian Serb forces burned that village to the ground and then executed some 60 residents.