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26 May 15 Bosnia’s Notorious Trnopolje Jail Camp Remembered

The detention camp in Trnopolje near Prijedor gained global notoriety and became a symbol of the brutality of the war after a British TV station broadcast images of gaunt men behind barbed wire.

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26 May 15 Bosniak Refugee Deportations Commemorated in Montenegro

Rights activists marked the 23rd anniversary of the wartime deportations of Bosniak refugees by urging the Montenegrin authorities to punish the perpetrators and build a memorial to the victims.

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25 May 15 Bosniak Soldier Convicted of Wartime Rape

Former Bosnian Army serviceman Zaim Lalicic, who was a guard at a prison camp for Serbs in the Sarajevo settlement of Hrasnica, was sentenced to nine years in prison for crimes against civilians.

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25 May 15 Tuzla Massacre Commemorated on Streets of Serbia

Belgrade rights activists collected messages of condolence on the streets of four Serbian cities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the killing of 71 people by Bosnian Serb forces in Tuzla.

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22 May 15 Srebrenica Genocide Resolution Expected to Fail

A draft resolution condemning the Srebrenica genocide of July 1995 has been sent to the Bosnian parliament, but Bosnian Serb lawmakers are again expected to reject it.

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22 May 15 Bosnian Serb Troops ‘Never Ordered to Terrorise Sarajevo’

A former Bosnian Serb Army artillery officer told Ratko Mladic’s trial that he never targeted civilians during the 1992-95 siege of Sarajevo and was never ordered to terrorise the city’s population.

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21 May 15 Bosnia to Miss War Crimes Investigations Deadline

The Bosnian prosecution admitted that the most complex cases will not be solved by the end of this year – the deadline set by the state-level war crimes strategy.

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20 May 15 Serbian President Snubs Srebrenica Anniversary

President Tomislav Nikolic’s decision not to attend the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide was strongly criticised by rights campaigners in Serbia and Bosnia.

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20 May 15 Bosnian Serb Army ‘Didn’t Run Detention Camps’

A defence witness told Ratko Mladic’s trial in The Hague that the Bosnian Serb military chief had no control over detention camps for Bosniaks and Croats near Prijedor in the summer of 1992.

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19 May 15 Rights Activist Defends Allegations Against Serbian General

Prominent rights activist Natasa Kandic, on trial for allegedly damaging the reputation of Serbia’s army chief, said she had evidence to back allegations he was involved in war crimes.

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19 May 15 Bosnian Serb Army ‘Treated Prisoners Humanely’

A defence witness at Ratko Mladic’s trial said that that during the war, the Bosnian Serb Army’s main headquarters gave orders to treat prisoners of war and civilians humanely.

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18 May 15 Bosnia Agrees Justice Reform After EU Pressure

The three justice ministries in Bosnia and Herzegovina have agreed a draft justice reform strategy after the EU cut funding for war crimes prosecutions in frustration at the lack of progress.

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18 May 15 20,000 Mourn Croatia’s Dead at Controversial WWII Site

More than 20,000 people came to the town of Bleiburg in Austria to mourn Croatia’s defeated Nazi collaboration forces and civilians killed by Yugoslav Partisans 70 years ago.

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14 May 15 Croatian President Slams Chetnik General’s Rehabilitation

President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic condemned a Belgrade court’s decision to rehabilitate WWII Serbian Chetnik leader Dragoljub ‘Draza’ Mihailovic, executed in 1946 for treason and Nazi collaboration.

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13 May 15 Yugoslav Spy Chiefs’ Trial Hit by Kidnap Claim

A former security official told the murder trial of Yugoslav spy chiefs Zdravko Mustac and Josip Perkovic that he falsified his previous testimony after being kidnapped and threatened by another trial witness.

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