Sentences suspended in U.S. Embassy case
A Serbian court on Tuesday issued suspended prison sentences for four defendants and acquitted three others in the 2008 torching of the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade after a rally against Kosovo’s declaration of independence.
One person died in the rioting, in which the U.S. and other Western embassies were attacked by nationalists and soccer hooligans angry over perceived Western support for Kosovo’s statehood.
Tuesday’s ruling, which was criticized by the U.S. Embassy, comes after years of waiting. A retrial was ordered after an appeals court last year overturned the initial verdicts.