01 Jul 15 Mladic Trial: Mass Grave Victims ‘Were Civilians’

A prosecution expert told the trial of Ratko Mladic that around 300 victims found in the Tomasica mass grave near Prijedor were not wearing uniforms and many had been shot in the head.

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01 Jul 15 Russia Slams ‘Divisive’ UN Srebrenica Resolution

A Russian diplomat said a proposed Western-backed UN Security Council resolution condemning the Srebrenica massacres as genocide misrepresents the reality of the 1992-95 Bosnian war.

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30 Jun 15 Bosnian Serb Leader Plans Poll Challenging State Court

The president of Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska proposed a referendum challenging the state-level court's authority but faces resistance from the Serb opposition and the international community.

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30 Jun 15 Serbian President ‘Ready’ to Go to Srebrenica

After initially refusing to attend the 20th anniversary commemoration of the Srebrenica massacres, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said he was now ready to go in order to help reconciliation.

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30 Jun 15 Sarajevo Hosts War Reporters’ Festival

War correspondents, historians, film-makers and activists gathered in Sarajevo for an annual festival aimed at promoting the best of conflict reporting and war-related art.

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29 Jun 15 Bosnian Serbs Urge UN to Drop Srebrenica Resolution

A Bosnian Serb leader told the UN secretary-general that a planned Security Council resolution to mark the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacres would cause more divisions.

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29 Jun 15 Bosnian Serb Fighter Convicted of Wartime Rape

The Bosnian state court sentenced former Bosnian Serb Army soldier Slavko Savic to eight years in prison for raping a Bosniak woman in Vogosca near Sarajevo in 1993.

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29 Jun 15 Serbia Unveils Monument to Gavrilo Princip

Serbia’s president unveiled a statue of Princip, whose murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand helped to spark World War I, saying that the assassin tried to liberate Balkan countries from slavery.

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26 Jun 15 Srebrenica Commander Oric Extradited to Sarajevo

Former Bosnian Army general Naser Oric arrived in the Bosnian capital after being extradited from Switzerland, where he was being held on a Serbian war crimes warrant.

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26 Jun 15 Bosnia to Adopt Torture Victim Law This Year

Bosnia’s human rights minister announced that a law on torture victims which would ensure the rights of hundreds of thousands of former detainees will be sent to parliament by the year’s end.

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26 Jun 15 Srebrenica Commander’s Extradition Sparks Serb Fury

The Swiss authorities’ decision to extradite Srebrenica’s wartime Bosniak commander Naser Oric to Bosnia instead of Serbia has angered political leaders in Belgrade and Banja Luka.

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26 Jun 15 Mladic Defence: Mass Grave Victims ‘Misidentified’

Former Bosnian Serb Army commander Ratko Mladic’s defence said the International Commission for Missing Persons wrongly identified victims exhumed from mass graves.

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25 Jun 15 Switzerland to Extradite Naser Oric to Bosnia

Former Bosnian Army general Naser Oric will to be extradited from Switzerland to Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he is under investigation for war crimes, despite Belgrade’s plea for him to be sent to Serbia.

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25 Jun 15 Bosnian Serbs’ Renaming of Language Angers Bosniaks

Bosniak officials, teachers and parents expressed anger after schools in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity of Republika Srpska changed of the name of their language without consultation.

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24 Jun 15 Mladic Trial Hears New Mass Grave Testimony

Judges at the Hague Tribunal are examining new witnesses in the war crimes case against Ratko Mladic after the prosecution was allowed to present evidence found at Bosnia’s biggest mass grave in 2013.

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