28 Apr 17 Bosnia ‘Needs State Fund’ to Compensate War Victims

In the past two years, six war crimes verdicts ordered compensation payments to victims but none of them received the money, so the state must intervene to help, legal experts said.

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27 Apr 17 Bosnian Serbs Say Sarajevo ‘Unsafe’ for Commemoration

The Bosnian Serb veterans’ minister said the commemoration of the 1992 killings of Yugoslav People’s Army troops will not be held in the capital this year because of “inadequate” security.

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25 Apr 17 Protesting Bosnia War Veterans Block Border Crossings

Bosniak and Croat ex-soldiers staged joint protests to demand improved payments from the government and proof that all those receiving veterans’ benefits are genuine claimants.

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25 Apr 17 Serbian Ex-War Crimes Prosecutor: Srebrenica was Genocide

Contrary to the Serbian government’s stance, former chief war crimes prosecutor Vladimir Vukcevic said it was a fact that genocide was committed against Bosniaks from Srebrenica.

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25 Apr 17 Balkan States Rapped over Holocaust Property Restitution

Bosnia and Herzegovina has failed to comply with an international declaration on the restitution of property seized during WWII, while other Balkan countries have not honoured their commitments in full.

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24 Apr 17 Bosnian Clerics Pray Together at Wartime Death Sites

Muslim, Orthodox, Catholic and Jewish religious leaders made a first joint visit to sites where war victims were massacred in Bosnia and Herzegovina in a bid to promote reconciliation.

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24 Apr 17 Rival Events Commemorate Croatian WWII Camp Victims

Croatia’s Jews, Serbs and anti-fascists have again boycotted the state commemoration of victims of the Jasenovac WWII concentration camp over claims that the government tolerates pro-fascist activities.

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21 Apr 17 Serbian Court Refuses to Call Mladic to Testify

A call for former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic to testify in an appeal against the acquittal of ten people accused of aiding him while he was a fugitive was dismissed.

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20 Apr 17 Bosnian Leaders Row Over Right to Address Troops

The Serb member of Bosnia’s tripartite presidency expressed anger after the Defence Ministry questioned whether the Bosnian Serb president is entitled to address members of the country’s armed forces.

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13 Apr 17 Srebrenica’s Serb Mayor Repeats Denial of Genocide

Mladen Grujicic, the first Serb mayor of Srebrenica, has again said that he does not accept that the massacres of Bosniaks from the town in July 1995 constituted genocide.

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12 Apr 17 Bosnian Serbs Unveil Monument to Russian War Volunteers

Bosnian Serbs in Visegrad, which was majority-Bosniak before the war, inaugurated a monument in the shape of an Orthodox Christian cross dedicated to Russian volunteers who fought on the Serb side, angering war victims’ groups.

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11 Apr 17 Bosnia Indicts Serb Soldier for Murder, Rape

Former Bosnian Serb Army soldier Sasa Cvetkovic was charged with committing war crimes in Srebrenica and Bratunac in 1992, including the murder and rape of civilians.

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10 Apr 17 Bosnia Tries Nine Serbs for Capturing, Killing Bosniaks

Nine former Bosnian Serb soldiers and policemen went on trial for a series of charges related to the capture, abuse and murder of scores of Bosniak civilians near Prijedor in 1992.

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07 Apr 17 Bosnia Reduces Two Serbs’ Srebrenica Genocide Sentences

The state court reduced former Bosnian Serb special policemen Dusko Jevic and Mendeljev Djuric’s Srebrenica genocide sentences to 20 years each because the wrong criminal code was used at their trial.

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05 Apr 17 Bosnia Awaits Extradition of Nine War Crimes Suspects

The Bosnian Justice Ministry is awaiting the extradition of nine people wanted for trial on war crimes charges from the United States, Russia, Switzerland, France, Serbia, Brazil and Australia.

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