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U.N. War Crime Judges Overturn Sentences For Croatian Generals

Many Croats consider the men heroes

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Appeals judges at the U.N. Yugoslav war crimes court have overturned the convictions of two former Croatian generals on charges of war crimes committed during the 1991-to-1995 Balkans war.

The Hague court acquitted Ante Gotovian and Mladen Markac Friday.  

Gotovian and Markac, were sentenced to 24 and 18 years, respectively, in 2011.  The lengthy prison sentences had been sharpy criticized by the Zagreb government.