FIRST MACEDONIA TRIAL TO BEGIN ON 16 APRIL
The first and only ICTY trial for the crimes committed against Albanian civilians in Macedonia begins on 16 April 2007
Ljube Boskoski and Johan Tarculovski in the courtroom
The trial of Ljube Boskoski and Johan Tarculovski, charged with the crimes against ethnic Albanian civilians in Ljuboten village near Skopje is scheduled to start on 16 April 2007.
Boskoski and Tarculovski are indicted for the attack on Ljuboten, a village near Skopje, on 12 August 2001. The village was attacked by the Macedonian special police unit. As alleged in the indictment, seven Macedonian Albanians were killed, 14 houses were burned down and more than one hundred villagers were arrested in the attack. Ljube Boskoski was the interior minister at the time. The charges against him are that he knew about the crimes, yet did nothing to prevent them or to punish the perpetrators. Johan Tarculovski, his former bodyguard, is charged with commanding the Ljuboten attack.
The pre-trial conference in the Boskovski and Tarculovski case is scheduled for 12 April 2007 before the chamber presided by Judge Kevin Parker.
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