balkan-countries-still-facing-old-human-rights-issues-01-18-2018
18 Jan 18 Poor Progress for Human Rights in the Balkans, HRW Report

Attacks on journalists, discrimination against minorities, poor protection of refugees and lack of political will to prosecute war crimes remain problems in most Balkan countries in 2017, Human Rights Watch's World Report 2018 said.

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11 Jan 18 Bosnia Confirms Indictment for Crimes Near Donji Vakuf

Bosnia's state court has confirmed an indictment against four former Bosnian Serb fighters accused of killing 28 Croat and Bosniak civilians in a village near Donji Vakuf in 1995.

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09 Jan 18 Bosnian Serbs March in ‘Statehood Day’ Parade

Around 1,800 people marched through Banja Luka to celebrate the Day of Republika Srpska, the controversial national holiday in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity, as its leader again pushed demands for increased autonomy.

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09 Jan 18 Bosnian Serbs Prepare Biggest ‘Statehood Day’ Celebration

Bosnian Serb leaders will mark the disputed Day of Republika Srpska on Tuesday with their most lavish celebration yet – defying a Constitutional Court ban and objections from the country’s Bosniaks.

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bosnian-serbs-united-over-banned-holiday-01-03-2018
04 Jan 18 Bosnian Serbs to Name Streets after Banned Holiday

Mayors in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska vowed to heed President Milorad Dodik’s call for streets to be named in honour of the January 9 ‘statehood day’ holiday banned by the Constitutional Court.

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01 Jan 18 Slobodan Praljak Suicide ‘Couldn’t be Prevented’: Inquiry

An inquiry by the Hague-based war crimes tribunal said it could not have stopped Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak from killing himself by taking poison in the courtroom.

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29 Dec 17 Bosnian Serb Ex-Minister Charged with Srebrenica Crimes

Former Bosnian Serb Interior Minister Tomislav Kovac was charged with controlling all the police forces involved in the mass executions of Bosniaks from Srebrenica in 1995.

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29 Dec 17 Bosniaks ‘Used as Wartime Forced Labour’ by Croats

Bosniaks alleged to a Croatian news magazine that in 1993-94, they were forced to work in a Mostar-based factory that was managed by Dragan Covic, who is now the Bosnian presidency’s Croat representative.

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28 Dec 17 14 Bosniaks Charged with Crimes Against Humanity

Fourteen Bosniak ex-fighters were charged with crimes against humanity for the killings, torture, abuse, illegal detention and inhumane treatment of Serb civilians from the Konjic area in 1992 and 1993.

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28 Dec 17 Croatian Fascist Commemorated with Banner in Bosnia

A banner in memory of Croatian fascist leader Ante Pavelic, who died 58 years ago, was found hanging on a kindergarten fence in the southern town of Siroki Brijeg in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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27 Dec 17 Bosnia ‘Still Struggling’ to Resolve Refugee Problem

There are still almost 100,000 war-displaced people in the country, thousands of them without homes and living in desperate poverty, says new research by a Bosnian NGO and the UN refugee agency.

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27 Dec 17 Female Bosnian Croat Fighter Jailed for War Crimes

Former Bosnian Croat fighter Azra Basic was sentenced to 14 years in prison taking part in the killings, torture and inhumane treatment of Serb civilians and prisoners of war in 1992.

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bosnian-s-serb-leder-dodik-brings-new-divisions-12-22-2017
22 Dec 17 Bosnian Serbs Defiantly Promise Lavish ‘Statehood’ Holiday

Defying Bosnia’s state authorities, the EU and US, the Serb-dominated entity of Republika Srpska is organising a lavish celebration of its disputed ‘statehood’ holiday, despite a ban by the Constitutional Court.

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22 Dec 17 Bosnian Serb Ex-Soldier Charged with Wartime Rape

Former Bosnian Serb Army soldier Milomir Davidovic was charged with taking part in the rape and sexual abuse of Bosniak women in Foca in the summer of 1992.

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22 Dec 17 Serbia Likely to Seek Mladic’s Release for Treatment

Justice Minister Nela Kuburovic visited convicted former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic in custody in The Hague and said that Serbia will probably request his temporary release for medical treatment.

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