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27 Jan 15 Croatia Drops Warrant for Branimir Glavas Arrest

Zagreb county court revoked an international warrant for wartime general Branimir Glavas, who could now return to Croatia without being detained after the quashing of his war crimes conviction.

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26 Jan 15 Bosnian Court Criticised Over Quashed Verdicts

Last year the appeals chambers of the Bosnian court either quashed or significantly amended most of their first-instance war crimes verdicts, sparking criticism of their competence.

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22 Jan 15 Sarajevo Prosecutor Reopens Deputy PM Murder Case

The newly-appointed Sarajevo Canton chief prosecutor said she has reopened an investigation into the murder of Hakija Turajlic, wartime Deputy Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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16 Jan 15 Bosnia Blocks Controversial War Crimes Convict Releases

The Bosnian constitutional court has put a stop to the releases of war crimes convicts whose verdicts are quashed because the wrong criminal code was used at their trials.

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07 Jan 15 Extradition of Fighter Accused of Burning Bosniaks Delayed

A French appeals court postponed its decision on the extradition of a former Bosnian Serb fighter suspected of participating in burning dozens of Bosniak civilians alive in Visegrad in 1992.

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24 Dec 14 Croatia Indicts Alleged Manjaca Camp Commander

The state attorney’s office indicted the alleged commander of the Serb-run Manjaca detention camp in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the abuse of prisoners of war in 1991.

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12 Dec 14 Serb Paramilitary ‘Captain Dragan’ Closer to Extradition

Former Serb paramilitary commander Dragan Vasiljkovic’s court plea to stop his extradition from Australia to Croatia, where he is wanted for alleged war crimes, was turned down.

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08 Dec 14 Bosnian Serb Train Massacre Suspects Remanded

Fifteen Bosnian Serbs arrested on suspicion of seizing 20 passengers from a train in the Bosnian town of Strpci in 1993 and killing them have been remanded in custody for a month.

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05 Dec 14 Serbia, Bosnia Arrest 15 in War Crimes Swoop

In a joint operation, Serbia and Bosnia arrested 15 people suspected of seizing 20 passengers from a train in the Bosnian town of Strpci during wartime in 1993 and killing them.

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02 Dec 14 Kosovo Ex-Mayor Quizzed Over Policeman’s Killing

The Serb former mayor of the Zubin Potok municipality, Slavisa Ristic, was questioned by EU rule-of-law mission prosecutors over the murder of a Kosovo police officer in 2011.

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27 Nov 14 Croatia Probes ‘Salami King’ Over War Profiteering

A well-known producer of salami and other meat products, Georg ‘Djuro’ Gavrilovic, is under investigation for allegedly taking money intended for buying arms for Croatian forces in the 1990s war.

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21 Nov 14 UN Justice Experts Condemn Trbic’s Release

Human rights experts of the United Nations, UN, express fear the release of Milorad Trbic, whose verdict for genocide was quashed, might lead to the 're-victimization of victims'.

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23 Oct 14 Serbia Orders Arrest of Ex-Policeman Fighting in Ukraine

Former Serbian anti-terrorist police spokesperson Radomir Pocuca, on trial for threatening peace campaigners, faces arrest for not appearing in court after he joined pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine.

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21 Oct 14 Rise in Bosnia War Crime Indictments Tests Courts

The Bosnian prosecution has indicted 63 people for war crimes this year – a record number compared to previous years – but the increase is stretching the system’s ability to cope.

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20 Oct 14 Bosniak Fighters Deny Serb Prisoner Abuses in Srebrenik

Three former Bosnian military security officials pleaded not guilty to war crimes against civilians, some of whom were allegedly tortured, in the Srebrenik municipality in 1992.

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