UN Clears Former Kosovo PM of War Crimes

Had been retried following acquittal in 2008


A U.N. tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has cleared Kosovo's former prime minister, Ramush Haradinaj, of war crimes, following a second trial in The Hague.

"Mr. Haradinaj, will you please stand?  The chamber finds you not guilty on all counts in the indictment.  The chamber orders you be released from the United Nations detention unit,"  Presiding judge Bakone Moloto said as he read the verdict.

Haradinaj was first acquitted by the U.N. court in 2008, but appeal judges ordered a partial retrial because of witness intimidation.