DHAKA: A UN war crimes tribunal has cleared former Kosovan Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj of war crimes dating back to 1998, after a retrial in The Hague.
Haradinaj and two of his lieutenants from the Kosovo Liberation Army were accused of atrocities against Serb, Albanian and Roma civilians in 1998.
But the UN court ruled that the prosecution had not proved the case, reports the BBC.
He had been cleared of the crimes in 2008, but the verdict was quashed on the grounds of witness intimidation.
Haradinaj and co-defendants Idriz Balaj and Lahi Brahimaj were all cleared of the charges.
The indictment alleged they had been involved in a joint criminal enterprise to establish KLA control in western Kosovo through detention camps.
Ethnic Serbs, and Albanians who were deemed to have collaborated with Serbs, were allegedly tortured and killed, with 39 bodies found.
But judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia found there was no evidence to say the three men participated in such a plan.
BDST: 1632 HRS, NOV 29, 2012
Edited by: Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor
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