bosnia-mulls-election-ban-on-war-crimes-convicts-07-26-2017
26 Jul 17 Bosnia Mulls Election Ban on War Crimes Convicts

A proposed amendment to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s electoral legislation would ban people who have served sentences for war crimes or other violations of humanitarian law from standing for office at elections.

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hague-tribunal-frees-stanisic-simatovic-from-custody-07-25-2017
25 Jul 17 Hague Tribunal Frees Stanisic, Simatovic from Custody

The UN court granted temporary release for the summer recess to former Serbian security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic, who are being retried for war crimes in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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serbian-prosecutor-files-motion-to-continue-srebrenica-trial-07-24-2017
24 Jul 17 Serbia Prosecutor Files Motion to Restart Srebrenica Trial

Serbia’s war crimes prosecutor filed a motion to restart a landmark trial of eight former Serb policemen for the Srebrenica massacres after it was halted when an appeals court threw out the charges.

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bosnian-war-convicts-free-for-months-before-jail--07-20-2017
20 Jul 17 Bosnian War Convicts ‘Free for Months Before Jail’

People convicted of committing crimes during the Bosnian war spend months at liberty because of procedural delays before going to prison - a situation which has angered victims’ groups.

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bosnian-croat-ex-policemen-cleared-of-capljina-bosniaks-murders-07-19-2017
19 Jul 17 Bosnian Croat Ex-Policemen Cleared of Bosniaks’ Murders

Four wartime Bosnian Croat policemen were acquitted of criminal responsibility for the killings of three members of a Bosniak family during an operation in Capljina in 1993.

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bosnian-serb-statehood-day-referendum-charges-thrown-out-07-19-2017
19 Jul 17 Bosnian Serb ‘Statehood Day’ Referendum Charges Rejected

The state court rejected prosecution charges against four members of the Bosnian Serb Referendum Commission for failing to implement a Constitutional Court decision banning a controversial vote on the Day of Republika Srpska.

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bosnian-serb-president-in-hate-speech-probe-07-18-2017
18 Jul 17 Bosnian Serb President in ‘Hate Speech’ Probe

The state prosecutor is investigating Milorad Dodik, leader of Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska, for saying that Bosniaks returning to their pre-war homes are ‘occupying’ eastern Bosnia.

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bosnian-serbs-spend-10-000-on-mladic-karadzic-07-14-2017
14 Jul 17 Bosnian Serbs Spend €10,000 on Mladic, Karadzic

The authorities in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska have allocated more than 10,000 euros this year to support Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic, who are on trial in The Hague.

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bosnian-serbs-indicted-for-statehood-day-referendum-07-13-2017
13 Jul 17 Bosnian Serbs Indicted for ‘Statehood Day’ Referendum

The state prosecution indicted four members of the Bosnian Serb Referendum Commission for failing to implement a Constitutional Court decision banning a controversial vote on the Day of Republika Srpska.

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serbia-delivered-srebrenica-refugees-to-mladic-report-07-13-2017
13 Jul 17 Serbia Delivered Srebrenica Refugees to Mladic: Report

The Humanitarian Law Centre NGO said it will file criminal complaints against Serbian officials involved in handing over Bosniak refugees from Srebrenica who fled to Serbia to Ratko Mladic’s forces.

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first-serbian-srebrenica-trial-stopped-by-belgrade-court-07-13-2017
13 Jul 17 Serbia’s First Srebrenica Trial Halted as Charges Dismissed

The charges in the trial of eight former Bosnian Serb policemen for the Srebrenica massacres were thrown out by the Belgrade appeals court because they were not filed by the correct prosecutor.

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bosnian-fighter-s-sentence-increased-for-serb-detainees-abuse-07-13-2017
13 Jul 17 Bosnian Fighter’s Sentence Increased for Serb Detainees’ Abuse

Former Croatian Defence Council fighter Almaz Nezirovic, convicted of war crimes against Serb civilians who were abused in a detention camp in Derventa in 1992, had his jail sentence increased to six years.

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bosnian-fighters-tried-for-jailing-killing-sarajevo-serbs-07-12-2017
12 Jul 17 Bosnian Fighters Tried for Jailing, Killing Sarajevo Serbs

Former fighters Senad Dzananovic, Edin Gadzo and Jasmin Erovic went on trial for participating in a joint criminal enterprise aimed at detaining Serb civilians in the Sarajevo area in 1992 and killing them.

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bosnian-serb-ex-soldier-tried-for-murder-rape-07-11-2017
11 Jul 17 Bosnian Serb Ex-Soldier Tried for Murder, Rape

Former Bosnian Serb Army serviceman Sasa Cvetkovic went on trial for war crimes against Roma and Bosniak civilians in 1992, including the murder of an elderly woman and the rape of a teenager.

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thousands-commemorate-anniversary-of-srebrenica-killings-07-11-2017
11 Jul 17 Thousands Commemorate Anniversary of Srebrenica Killings

Over 20,000 people gathered at the Srebrenica memorial site in Bosnia to mourn those killed in the July 1995 massacres and bury 71 more victims whose bodies were identified over the past year.

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