20 Oct 16 Bosnian Serb Ex-Soldier Arrested for Foca Crimes

Police arrested former Bosnian Serb Army serviceman Zarko Vukovic on suspicion that he committed crimes against humanity against Bosniak civilians in Foca in 1992.

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19 Oct 16 BIRN’s Kosovo War Film Screened at Sarajevo University

Sarajevo University’s law and political sciences faculties screened BIRN’s documentary ‘The Unidentified’, about the Serbian fighters responsible for some of the worst atrocities of the Kosovo war in 1999.

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19 Oct 16 Srebrenica Victims Challenge Mayoral Election ‘Violations’

Srebrenica massacre victims’ associations have filed a criminal complaint alleging that electoral law was violated during this month’s municipal polls which gave the town its first post-war Serb mayor.

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18 Oct 16 Bosniak Commander Naser Oric ‘Bragged About Murder’

A witness told the high-profile trial of the Bosnian Army’s former Srebrenica commander Naser Oric that the ex-general told him that he “cut the throat” of one of his alleged Serb victims.

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17 Oct 16 Bosnian Prosecutor’s Disciplinary Charge ‘Not Political Revenge’

Disciplinary proceedings were launched against state prosecutor Miroslav Janjic because he failed to include five people’s deaths in a war crimes indictment, not because he indicted a Bosniak commander, prosecutors insisted.

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17 Oct 16 UN Presses Bosnia on Missing Persons

The UN urged the Bosnian authorities to improve legislation to prevent and punish enforced disappearances and speed up the search for around 10,000 people still missing from the 1990s Bosnia.

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13 Oct 16 Belgrade Acquits Bosnian Serb Soldier of Killing Croat

Former Bosnian Serb soldier Goran Sinik was acquitted of committing a war crime by murdering a Croat civilian in Gradiska in September 1992 during the Bosnian war.

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12 Oct 16 Bosnian Serbs Challenge Bosnia’s Independence Day

Parliament in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska entity filed a motion to the state Constitutional court claiming the Independence Day holiday marked in the country’s other entity, the Bosniak-Croat Federation, is unconstitutional.

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11 Oct 16 Srebrenica Votes Recounted as Bosniaks Seek Annulment

A recount of the votes for the mayor of Srebrenica has begun, but the Bosniak-led Party for Democratic Action said the poll has been fatally tainted.

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11 Oct 16 New Court in Bosnia’s Prijedor Offers Victims Hope

A new district court and prosecution should be established in Prijedor in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska by the end of the year, giving victims cautious hope of faster war crimes prosecutions.

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10 Oct 16 Lawyer Faces Grilling Over Banned Bosnia Referendum

As Bosnia's state prosecutor prepares to grill low-ranking witnesses, experts say it will be hard for state institutions to hold senior officials in Republika Srpska to account for the recent banned referendum.

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06 Oct 16 Bosnian Serb Soldier Jailed for Wartime Rape

Former Bosnian Serb Army serviceman Krsto Dostic was sentenced to ten years in prison for repeatedly raping a pregnant woman in the Foca area in 1992.

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04 Oct 16 US Deports Bosnian Serb Couple for War Lies

The US deported a former Bosnian Serb military officer and his wife to Serbia after they were convicted of lying about the man’s activities in the 1992-95 war to gain immigration benefits.

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04 Oct 16 Bosnia Elects War Criminal, Corrupt Officials as Mayors

Five people who were convicted of war crimes, corruption, kidnapping and abuse of office have been elected as mayors in municipal polls in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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03 Oct 16 Netherlands Targeted in Appeal Over Srebrenica Deaths

War victims are launching an appeal in The Hague, calling for the Netherlands to be held responsible for the deaths of all the Bosniaks from Srebrenica who were killed in July 1995.

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