FOUR HAGUE TRIBUNAL CASES TO BE HANDED OVER
The Trial Chamber of the Hague Tribunal has notified Macedonia's public prosecutor about its decision to return the four cases stemming from the country's 2001 conflict.
The Trial Chamber notified Macedonia's Prosecutor General Ljupco Svrgovski that it would order the Office of the Hague Tribunal's chief prosecutor to return the four cases to the Macedonian authorities.
The closing of Lipkovo dam, the torture of construction workers of Mavrovo firm, the Neprosteno mass grave site, and the NLA leadership, are four of the five cases for which The Hague Tribunal's prosecutors launched an investigation in 2002.
However, only the Ljuboten case was brought to trial. Macedonia's ex-defense minister Ljube Boskoski and former senior police official Johan Tarculovski stand trial in The Hague.
The trial is to resume on 29 January, when defense attorneys are to begin presentation of their evidence.