The Guardian and Observer writer Ed Vulliamy, who covered the war in the former Yugoslavia, recalls being cross-examined by the Bosnian-Croat war criminal

The date was Tuesday 9 May 2006. General Slobodan Praljak was on his feet in the courtroom in The Hague, cross-examining me. And it was not the first time we had met face to face.

The other occasion was in September 1993, at his headquarters in the self-proclaimed statelet of “Herzeg-Bosnia”. General Praljak had signed an order allowing three reporters, including your correspondent, to enter a concentration camp under his command at Dretelj, near the Bosnian-Croat stronghold of Čaplinja, where Bosnian Muslim men were being maltreated, starved and killed.

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