U.N. court clears ex-Kosovo PM of war crimes

r6.jpgTHE HAGUE (Reuters) – The U.N. war crimes tribunal acquitted Kosovo’s former Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj on Thursday of charges of torturing and murdering Serbs during the 1998-99 war.

Haradinaj, considered a hero among Kosovo Albanians, was cleared of all charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The verdict was met by loud cheers and applause from a packed public gallery.

Prosecutors had sought a prison sentence of 25 years.

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