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08 Feb 16 Nazi-Backed Leader Milan Nedic ‘Helped Serbs’

A witness at a rehabilitation hearing for Milan Nedic argued that the Nazi-backed WWII-era puppet government leader helped many Serbs survive the German occupation of the region.

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08 Feb 16 Bosnia Police ‘Not Informed’ About Pressure on Witnesses

Bosnia’s State Investigation and Protection Agency said it had no information about alleged pressures on witnesses to testify against former Bosnian Army troops in war crimes cases.

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05 Feb 16 Sarajevo Commemorates Deadly Market Attack

Mourners gathered to mark the 22nd anniversary of the shelling of Sarajevo’s Markale marketplace and to remember the 68 people who were killed in the blast in 1994.

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04 Feb 16 Serbia Jails Bosnian Serb Soldier for Srebrenica Massacre

Bosnian Serb ex-soldier Brano Gojkovic was jailed for ten years after making a plea bargain with the Serbian prosecution, admitting he took part in executing 800 Bosniaks from Srebrenica in 1995.

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04 Feb 16 Bosniak Ex-Fighter Jailed for Serdari Village Massacre

Former Territorial Defence fighter Fikret Planincic’s 11-year prison sentence for taking part in the 1992 killings of nine Serb civilians, including two children, has been upheld on appeal.

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04 Feb 16 Constitutional Court Ruling Adds to Bosnia's Turmoil

Bosnia's state parliament has told the Constitutional Commission - which has rejected a Bosnian Serb proposal to reform the Constitutional Court - to re-examine the proposal.

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04 Feb 16 Bosnian Serb Police Chief ‘Unaware of Subordinates’ Crimes’

Testifying in defence of Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic, a former police chief said he did not know in 1992 that a special police squad under his command killed Bosniaks and Croats.

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03 Feb 16 Two Bosnian Croat War Crimes Suspects Surrender

Two former Croatian Defence Council fighters surrendered to the state prosecution after it announced they were under investigation for war crimes against civilians in the southern town of Stolac.

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02 Feb 16 Hague Prosecutors Dispute Mladic Expert’s Srebrenica Testimony

At the trial of Ratko Mladic, prosecutors tried to undermine claims by an expert witness who testified that thousands of Bosniaks were killed in fighting while escaping from Srebrenica, not in massacres.

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01 Feb 16 Bosnian Serb Referendum ‘Can’t Destroy State Judiciary’

Legal experts said a referendum in Bosnia’s Serb-led entity Republika Srpska questioning the authority of the state court and prosecution would not weaken the state judiciary but would destabilise the country.

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29 Jan 16 Bosnian War Crimes Case Strategy ‘Failing’

A new analysis shows that the Bosnian strategy for war crimes cases has failed to meet its targets because hundreds of complex cases remain unfinished and the others will not be completed on time.

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28 Jan 16 Bosnian Serb Policemen Charged with Janja Persecution

The Bosnian state prosecution filed an indictment against seven former policemen from Janja, charging them with crimes against humanity in the north-eastern town from 1992 to 1994.

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27 Jan 16 Belgrade Honours Bravery of Serb Who Saved Bosniak

Twenty-three years after death of Srdjan Aleksic, a Bosnian Serb who died saving his Bosniak friend’s life during wartime in 1993, Belgrade officials unveiled a sign dedicating a city street to him.

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27 Jan 16 Balkan States ‘Face Persistent Human Rights Problems’

Inadequate war crimes prosecutions, discrimination against minorities and poor protection of refugees were persistent problems in the Balkans in 2015, said a report by Human Rights Watch.

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26 Jan 16 Bosnia to Build Houses for 438 Refugee Families

The Bosnian state ministry for refugees launched a project worth more than 15 million euros to ensure housing for 438 families left without a permanent home since the 1990s conflict.

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