17 Nov 17 Serb General Blames ‘Terrorists’ for Massacring Bosniaks

The defence team for Bosnian Serb general Novak Djukic, who was convicted of the 1995 Tuzla massacre, have blamed the attack on unknown “terrorists” - a claim that was sharply criticised by human rights campaigners.

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17 Nov 17 Serbian Security Service ‘Deployed Arkan’s Paramilitaries’

An expert witness told the Hague trial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic that the Serbian State Security Service, which they ran, was able to deploy paramilitary boss Arkan’s forces - a claim rejected by the defence.

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15 Nov 17 Ratko Mladic’s Son Expects Father’s Acquittal

Darko Mladic, the son of former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic, told BIRN that he believes that the Hague Tribunal will acquit his father next week and set him free.

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14 Nov 17 Landmark Srebrenica Trial Starts Over in Serbia

A Serbian court decided to restart a landmark Srebrenica war crimes trial from the beginning, instead of continuing where the process left off before it was temporarily halted by a higher court.

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14 Nov 17 BIRN Publishes Ratko Mladic Trial E-Book

Ahead of former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic’s war crimes verdict next week, BIRN has compiled all its reports on the landmark case into a free, downloadable e-book.

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13 Nov 17 Serbia Declares Mladic Aides’ Indictment a State Secret

Serbia’s prosecution told BIRN that the indictment of 11 people who allegedly helped Bosnian Serb Army commander Ratko Mladic hide in Belgrade while he was a fugitive has been declared a state secret.

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09 Nov 17 Serbian Security Chief Denies Controlling ‘Scorpions’ Fighters

Former Serbian State Security Service chief Jovica Stanisic’s defence told the UN court in The Hague that he never controlled the Scorpions paramilitary unit which committed crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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09 Nov 17 Mladic Demands Urgent Hearing About His Poor Health

Ratko Mladic’s defence has asked the Hague Tribunal to hold an urgent session to discuss the former Bosnian Serb military chief’s poor state of health ahead of his trial verdict on November 22.

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08 Nov 17 UN Court Screens Video of Serbian Unit Shooting Bosniaks

At the trial of former Serbian State Security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic in The Hague, prosecutors played a video of paramilitaries from the Scorpions unit murdering men from Srebrenica in July 1995.

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08 Nov 17 Remains of Couple Married in Wartime Srebrenica Identified

The remains of a Bosniak couple who got married in Srebrenica during wartime and were both killed while trying to flee the 1995 massacres have been identified by forensic experts.

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08 Nov 17 Bosnia Charges Serb Ex-Soldier with Wartime Rape

The Bosnian state prosecution charged former Bosnian Serb Army serviceman Dalibor Krstovic with the rape and sexual abuse of a Bosniak woman in Kalinovik in 1992. 

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08 Nov 17 Serbian State Security ‘Controlled Scorpions Paramilitary Unit’

An ex-member of the Scorpions told the trial of former Serbian State Security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic that the wartime paramilitary unit was “sponsored” by Belgrade.

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07 Nov 17 Republika Srpska Postpones State Judiciary Referendum

After a marathon session, the Bosnian Serb parliament suspended a decision to hold a controversial referendum challenging the powers of the country's state-level judiciary.

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07 Nov 17 Bosnia to Step Up Dealing With Legacy of War, CoE Says

Bosnia and Herzegovina should step up the prosecution of wartime crimes and uphold the human rights of all civilian war victims, a new Council of Europe report says.

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06 Nov 17 Bosnian Serbs Put Referendum Decision on Ice

The entity's assembly met on Monday to discuss parking a controversial plan to hold a referendum on the state judiciary, as support for the idea contines to drain away.

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