22 Feb 18 Zagreb Postpones Naming Street After Wartime General

Zlatko Hasanbegovic, head of Zagreb’s committee for naming streets, said that a proposal to honour 1990s general Janko Bobetko had been withdrawn, but denied any connection to a protest by rights activists.

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21 Feb 18 Zagreb Urged Not to Honour Croatian Wartime General

The Youth Initiative for Human Rights urged Zagreb not to name a street after Janko Bobetko, a deceased Croatian general who was named as a part of a wartime joint criminal enterprise by the Hague Tribunal.

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20 Feb 18 Yugoslav Officer Pleads Innocent to Shelling Croatian Town

Former Yugoslav People’s Army officer Milan Pavlovic pleaded not guilty to committing crimes during an attack on the Croatian coastal town of Sibenik in 1991.

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19 Feb 18 Croatia Massacre Convict Asks Serbian Court for Parole

Petar Ciric, a former Serb Territorial Defence force member in Croatia convicted of involvement in the 1991 Ovcara Farm massacre, asked a Belgrade court to parole him after serving two-thirds of his sentence.

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19 Feb 18 Yugoslav General Complains of ‘Unfair’ Trial in Croatia

Former Yugoslav general Borislav Djukic, accused of the attempted destruction of the Peruca dam in Croatia during wartime, complained that the court is refusing to hear 23 Serbian defence witnesses.

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15 Feb 18 War Widows Slam Croatian President over Anti-Vucic Protest

Croatian war widows criticised Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic for describing protesters against Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic’s visit to Zagreb this week as “individuals from the margins of the political spectrum”.

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14 Feb 18 Croats Tried for Herzeg-Bosnia Prison Camp Abuse

The trial of Marinko Maric and Zeljko Rodin, former Bosnian Croat soldiers accused of abusing Bosniak civilian detainees and prisoners of war in 1993, was told how prisoners were abused and intimidated in camps.

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13 Feb 18 War Questions ‘Suppressed’ During Vucic’s Croatia Visit: MPs

Croatian opposition MPs criticised officials in Zagreb for telling journalists not to ask visiting Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic questions about his nationalist rhetoric during the 1990s wars.

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12 Feb 18 Vucic Hands Files on Missing Serbs to Croatia

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic handed over files on Serbs who went missing in wartime to his Croatian counterpart Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, as both pledged to resolve disputes that have heightened tensions.

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01 Feb 18 US Deports Serb War Crimes Suspect to Croatia

Former Serb fighter Slobodan Mutic was deported to Croatia from the US and put into a remand prison while authorities investigate his alleged participation in war crimes and murder.

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01 Feb 18 Milosevic ‘Didn’t Fully Back Bosnian Serb War Goals’

Former Serbian security chief Jovica Stanisic’s defence tried to prove that Slobodan Milosevic advocated the acceptance of peace plans in Bosnia and Herzegovina which did not meet the Bosnian Serbs’ goals.

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01 Feb 18 Croatian Serb Policeman ‘Didn’t Have Authority’ over Abusers

A witness told the trial of Veljko Stepanovic, a former policeman in a self-proclaimed wartime Serb statelet in Croatia, that the defendant didn’t have the authority to prevent the abuse of prisoners.

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31 Jan 18 Croatian Court Rejects War Criminal Mercep’s Appeal

Croatia’s Constitutional Court rejected an appeal from Tomislav Mercep, a former interior ministry official and alleged head of a police unit that killed Serb civilians, against his war crimes convictions.

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29 Jan 18 Croatian Serb Policemen Accused of Raping Roma Women

Serbia’s Humanitarian Law Centre NGO filed a criminal complaint accusing Croatian Serb policemen of the wartime rape of six Roma women, one of whom was pregnant and three of whom were underage.

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29 Jan 18 Balkan States ‘Expected to Sign Truth Commission Agreement’

A coalition campaigning for the establishment of the RECOM regional fact-finding commission on the 1990s wars said ex-Yugoslav states could sign an agreement committing their support in July.

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