hadzic-claims-serb-state-was-legitimate
22 Jul 14 Serbs in Croatia ‘Legitimately Wanted Own State’

Former Croatian Serb leader Goran Hadzic told his war crimes trial that Serbs in Croatia were justified in wanting an independent state like the Croats after Yugoslavia broke up.

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germany-to-try-yugoslav-spy-for-murder
21 Jul 14 Germany to Try Top Yugoslav Spy for Murder

The start of the trial of former intelligence agent Josip Perkovic for his alleged involvement in a political assassination in 1983 has been scheduled for October.

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hadzic-denies-connections-with-arkan
17 Jul 14 Croatian Serb Leader Denies Links to Paramilitary Arkan

Former Croatian Serb leader Goran Hadzic told his war crimes trial that he didn’t work with notorious paramilitary boss Zeljko Raznatovic, alias ‘Arkan’, despite photo and video evidence.

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seven-months-delay-in-lovas-trial
17 Jul 14 Serb Fighters Await Retrial for Croatia Village Killings

Despite being initially scheduled for February, the retrial of 13 Serb fighters for murdering dozens of civilians in the Croatian village of Lovas in 1991 will only start in September.

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jna-responsible-for-vukovar-hadzic-says
16 Jul 14 Yugoslav Army Responsible for Vukovar Crimes, Says Hadzic

The Yugoslav People’s Army was responsible for war crimes around the Croatian town of Vukovar in 1991, former Croatian Serb leader Goran Hadzic told his trial at the Hague Tribunal.

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fugitive-croatian-war-criminal-surrenders-in-peru
15 Jul 14 Fugitive Croatian War Criminal Surrenders in Peru

Igor Mikola, a member of the ‘Mercepovci’ police unit involved in the notorious killing of a Serb family in Croatia in 1991, gave himself up after a gunfight in Lima.

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serbia-spents-less-than-million-for-hague-genocide-lawsuit
14 Jul 14 Serbia Spends €800,000 on Croatia Genocide Suit

Serbia has spent over 800,000 euro so far on the country’s genocide lawsuit against Croatia at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, BIRN can reveal.

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zagreb-demands-wartime-croatian-serb-leader-s-extradition
14 Jul 14 Zagreb Demands Wartime Croatian Serb Leader’s Extradition

A European arrest warrant has been issued for former Croatian Serb leader Milan Martic, who is serving a war crimes sentence in Estonia, accusing him of bombing two Croatian towns.

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hadzic-yugoslav-army-controlled-everything
10 Jul 14 Croatian Serbs ‘Controlled by Yugoslav Army’ During War

Slobodan Milosevic and the Yugoslav People’s Army were in control of the wartime campaign in Croatia, not local Serb leaders, Goran Hadzic testified at his trial in The Hague.

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croatian-serb-commander-denies-village-expulsions
09 Jul 14 Croatian Serb Commander Denies Village Expulsions

Ex-commander Gojko Eror pleaded not guilty to being responsible for the expulsion of non-Serb civilians from the village of Berak near Vukovar in 1991, some of whom were killed.

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hadzic-serbs-didnt-want-croatian-flag
07 Jul 14 ‘Fascist’ Croatian Flag ‘Sparked Clashes with Serbs’

Former Croatian Serb leader Goran Hadzic, on trial for war crimes, said that attempts by the Zagreb authorities to get rid of the Yugoslav flag sparked armed conflict in 1991.

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croatian-government-authenticates-anti-cyrillic-petition
04 Jul 14 Croatian Government Authenticates Anti-Cyrillic Petition

The authorities confirmed that a petition for a referendum to end official use of Serbian Cyrillic script in parts of Croatia has over 526,000 signatures – enough to trigger a vote.

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croatian-serb-leader-denies-icty-charges
03 Jul 14 Croatian Serb Leader Opens War Crimes Defence

Former Croatian Serb leader Goran Hadzic appeared as the first witness in his own defence at the Hague Tribunal, insisting that he only ever tried to protect the Serb minority in Croatia in wartime.

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croatian-activists-commemorate-peace-seeking-police-chief
01 Jul 14 Croatian Activists Commemorate Peace-Seeking Police Chief

Activists marked the anniversary of the killing of Croatian policeman Josip Reihl-Kir, who was killed while trying to prevent conflict between Croats and Serbs in the Osijek area in 1991.

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croatia-mourns-wwii-jadovno-concentration-camp-victims
30 Jun 14 Croatia Mourns WWII Jadovno Concentration Camp Victims

Officials from the Croatian and Serbian governments joined a commemoration for people killed by the WWII fascist Ustasha regime at the Jadovno concentration camp near the town of Gospic.

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