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Mrksic, Serb Army Officer Convicted of War Crimes Dies

Portuguese authorities say Mile Mrksic, a former Serb army officer sentenced by a U.N. tribunal to 20 years in prison for his part in the 1991 torture and killings of nearly 200 Croatians during the Balkan wars, has died. He was 68. The Portuguese Prison Services Directorate, which oversaw his incarceration at a high-security prison in Lisbon, said Monday that Mrksic died at a public hospital Aug. 16 from a "progressive and irreversible'' disease. It provided no further...

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