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The arrest of Sljivancanin led to riots

Riot Acts
SERBIA Dozens were injured in Belgrade riots following the arrest of war-crimes suspect Veselin Sljivancanin, the Yugoslav army colonel indicted for the slaughter of more than 200 prisoners of war in the Croatian city of Vukovar in 1991. Sljivancanin, 50, was arrested by Serbian police in his Belgrade home after spending almost eight years as a fugitive from the Hague-based U.N. war-crimes tribunal. He was one of the first people indicted, and one of the last major war-crimes suspects still at large. The arrest triggered violent protests by hard-line nationalists who tried to prevent the...

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