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January 15, 2000 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a benchmark case firmly establishing "ethnic cleansing" as a crime against humanity, a U.N. tribunal convicted five ethnic Croats on Friday in a 1993 rampage of killing and destruction in a Bosnian town that left more than 100 Muslims dead. The verdict by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia set a crucial precedent, court officials said, because the judges for the first time broadened existing international law to include ethnic cleansing.
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January 15, 2000 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a benchmark case firmly establishing "ethnic cleansing" as a crime against humanity, a U.N. tribunal convicted five ethnic Croats on Friday in a 1993 rampage of killing and destruction in a Bosnian town that left more than 100 Muslims dead. The verdict by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia set a crucial precedent, court officials said, because the judges for the first time broadened existing international law to include ethnic cleansing.
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