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Ukraine becomes first Eastern European country to offer prisons to ICTY convicts

[JURIST] Ukraine [JURIST news archive] became the first Eastern European country to offer its jails to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website; JURIST news archive] on Tuesday, as the two bodies signed an enforcement of sentences agreement [press release] under which Ukraine agreed to imprison convicted criminals in the country. Until Tuesday, only the Western European countries of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the UK had agreed to do so.

ICTY suspects are held at a detention unit [ICTY backgrounder] in The Hague during trial, and are then moved to one of the 12 offering countries after conviction. AP has more.

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