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Hague tribunal pardons crimes in Kosovo, Serbia denounces
an amnesty for horrible crimes and ethnic cleansing
The Serbian government announced that by bringing acquittal for one of the commanders of the terrorist "Kosovo Liberation Army" Ramush Haradinaj, the Hague tribunal has inflicted a severe blow to international justice and put a major obstacle to reconciliation in the region.
The statement said that the judgment is an amnesty for horrible crimes and ethnic cleansing in Kosovo-Metohija and legitimises the desecration of justice and witness intimidation.
Ramush Haradinaj's release encourages extremists and questions the basic objectives of the international missions in Kosovo-Metohija.
This verdict opens the question of whether the international community wants to investigate the crimes, punish the culprits and initiate a process of reconciliation, or wants to keep the region in a state of permanent crisis.
The Serbian government estimates that selective justice and covering up crimes will not lead to stability, the statement added.
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