A United Nations war crimes court has acquitted two key allies of former Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic. The men were accused of involvement in murder and other crimes committed by soldiers during the1990s Balkan wars.
Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic hugged their lawyers after being found not guilty by the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Stanisic is the former chief of Serbia's secret police in the 1990s, and was once considered the country's second most powerful figure after former president Slobodan Milosevic. Simatovic was his deputy.