FILE This Friday, April 15, 2011 shows former Croatian Army General Ante Gotovina, center, talks to his defense team, prior to his verdict in the courtroom of the Yugoslav war crimes tr

 

              FILE This Friday, April 15, 2011 shows former Croatian Army General Ante Gotovina, center, talks to his defense team, prior to his verdict in the courtroom of the Yugoslav war crimes tr
FILE This Friday, April 15, 2011 shows former Croatian Army General Ante Gotovina, center, talks to his defense team, prior to his verdict in the courtroom of the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. Thousands of Croatians are attending Masses and candlelight vigils for their hero, Gen. Ante Gotovina, as they anxiously await the outcome of his appeal Friday Nov. 15, 2012 against a war crimes verdict at a U.N. tribunal. Gotovina and Gen. Mladen Markac were last year sentenced to 24 and 18 years in jail respectively for war crimes against minority Serbs during a 1995 military offensive that retook the land held by the rebels. Some 600 Serbs were killed and more than 200,000 were driven from their homes during the operation. (AP Photo/Jerry Lampen, Pool)