23 Mar 17 Bosnian Croat Deputy Commander Denies Ethnic Cleansing

Former Croatian Defence Council deputy commander Milivoje Petkovic appealed at the Hague Tribunal against his 20-year prison sentence for wartime crimes against Bosniaks.

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23 Mar 17 Bosnian Defence Official Fired Over Serb Troop Display

Bosnia’s parliament dismissed a deputy defence minister who agreed to allow an army regiment to attend a Bosnian Serb ‘statehood day’ celebration that had been banned by the Constitutional Court.

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23 Mar 17 Bosnian Croat Fighter Indicted for Persecution of Orasje Serbs

Former Croatian Defence Council fighter Mirko Juric was charged with participating in the persecution and killing of Serb civilians and the torture of prisoners of war in Orasje in 1992 and 1993.

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23 Mar 17 Bosnia Mulls Sacking Defence Minister Over Serb Celebration

Parliament is to discuss whether to oust the defence minister and her deputies over Bosnian Army troops’ controversial presence at a banned Bosnian Serb ‘statehood day’ celebration in January.

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23 Mar 17 Bosnia, Croatia Asked to Help With Payment of Hague Defendant’s €2.8m Debt

The Hague Tribunal asked Bosnia and Croatia to help with payment of the 2.8 million euro defence debt of Bosnian Croat ex-military chief Slobodan Praljak, who is currently appealing against his war crimes conviction.

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22 Mar 17 Bosnian Croat Ex-Military Chief Appeals for Acquittal

Slobodan Praljak, the former chief of the Croatian Defence Council’s Main Headquarters, appealed against his conviction for war crimes against Bosniaks in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1993 and 1994.

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21 Mar 17 Bosnian Croat Ex-Defence Chief Appeals Against Conviction

Bruno Stojic, former defence minister of the unrecognised Bosnian Croat wartime statelet of Herzeg-Bosna, denied involvement in a joint criminal enterprise to create a greater Croatian state in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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21 Mar 17 Ratko Mladic Asks for Hospital Treatment in Russia

Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic has asked for temporary release from detention in The Hague to go for treatment in Russia because of a “potentially life-threatening condition”.

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21 Mar 17 Bosnian Police Officials’ War Crimes Trial Opens

Dragan Vikic, the wartime commander of interior ministry police units in Sarajevo, and Jusuf Pusina, a former Bosnian interior ministry official, went on trial over the killing of eight prisoners of war in 1992.

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20 Mar 17 Bosnian Croat Wartime Leader Denies Criminal Enterprise

Jadranko Prlic, the former premier of the unrecognised wartime Herzeg-Bosna statelet, appealed against his war crimes conviction, denying involvement in a joint criminal enterprise with Croatian officials.

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20 Mar 17 Bosnian Croat Wartime Leaders Appeal Against Convictions

Six former high-ranking officials from the Bosnian Croat wartime statelet of Herzeg-Bosna are appealing against war crimes convictions in a Hague Tribunal case which also has implications for Croatia.

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16 Mar 17 Karadzic Contests Prosecution Appeal for Tougher Sentence

Radovan Karadzic asked the UN court to reject a prosecution appeal to increase his sentence to life imprisonment and find him guilty of genocide in seven more Bosnian municipalities in 1992.

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15 Mar 17 Bosnian War Veterans Protest Against Pension Cuts

Bosniak and Croat war veterans from Bosnia’s Federation entity rallied in Sarajevo to demand the reversal of legal changes which were adopted to appease the IMF and caused reductions in pensions.

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15 Mar 17 ‘Compensation Unlikely’ for Bosnian Jews’ Seized Property

The restitution of Jewish property seized in occupied Bosnia during WWII is too complex to implement, said the chairman of the country’s presidency, Mladen Ivanic.

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14 Mar 17 Turkish President Erdogan Blames Dutch for Srebrenica

In an escalation of the bitter row between the Netherlands and Turkey, Tayyip Recep Erdogan accused the Dutch of responsibility for the massacres of Bosniaks from Srebrenica in 1995.

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