20 Feb 17 Bosnian Serbs to Challenge Serbia Genocide Case Appeal

Bosnian Serb political parties are seeking to unite to prevent a Bosniak-backed move to lodge an appeal against the International Court of Justice verdict clearing Serbia of direct responsibility for genocide.

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17 Feb 17 Bosnia to Revive Genocide Lawsuit against Serbia: Izetbegovic

The Bosniak member of the country’s tripartite presidency, Bakir Izetbegovic, said an appeal will be lodged against the International Court of Justice verdict clearing Serbia of direct responsibility for genocide.

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16 Feb 17 Nazi Hunter Warns Against Canonising Croatian Archbishop

Nazi-hunter Efraim Zuroff said that the canonisation of controversial World War II Croatian archbishop Alojzije Stepinac would be “a religious tragedy” because he didn’t condemn fascist crimes.

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16 Feb 17 Bosnian Serb MPs Stage Boycott Over Serbia Genocide Case

MPs from Bosnia’s main two Serb parties boycotted a parliamentary session over a possible appeal against an International Court of Justice ruling that cleared Serbia of complicity in the Srebrenica genocide.

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15 Feb 17 Macedonia Shootout Defendants to Testify in Court

The testimonies of the ethnic Albanian defendants accused of participating in a two-day shootout with Macedonian security forces in Kumanovo in 2015 are expected to shed new light on the high-profile case.

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14 Feb 17 Most Serbians Unwilling to Fight for Kosovo: Survey

Three-quarters of Serbian citizens do not want to wage war to win Kosovo back, suggested a survey which also indicated that the majority support continued dialogue with Pristina.

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13 Feb 17 Kosovo’s Thaci Announces Post-War Reconciliation Commission

President Hashim Thaci announced a new Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which he said was intended to encourage mutual forgiveness among Kosovo’s Albanians and Serbs.

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06 Feb 17 Croatian Court Urged to Rehabilitate WWII Fascist Ally

Croatian NGO In the Name of the Family filed a request for the rehabilitation of academic Filip Lukas, who was convicted by the Communists for his connections to the country’s WWII-era fascist government.

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01 Feb 17 Bosniaks, Serbs in Montenegro to Appeal for Reconciliation

A group of Serbs and Bosniaks in Montenegro is working on a declaration of reconciliation in a bid to overcome the disputes that have caused new tensions between the two ethnic groups.

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31 Jan 17 Serbian Officials Accused of Kosovo Massacre Cover-Up

Belgrade’s Humanitarian Law Centre claimed that 110 people, including senior Serbian officials, remain unprosecuted for removing hundreds of corpses in a bid to cover up massacres during the Kosovo war.

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27 Jan 17 Croatian Anne Frank Tribute Commemorates Fascists’ Victims

The anti-fascist association in the town of Sibenik will mark Holocaust Remembrance Day with a reading of Anne Frank’s diary after a local school director barred an exhibition about the WWII diarist.

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25 Jan 17 Zagreb Event Challenges Concentration Camp Death Toll

The Zagreb authorities have given the go-ahead to a controversial event questioning the official number of victims of the World War II fascist concentration camp at Jasenovac in Croatia.

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25 Jan 17 Serbia’s Ex-War Crimes Prosecutor ‘Barred from Working’

Former chief war crimes prosecutor Vladimir Vukcevic accused the Bar Association of Belgrade of refusing to register him as a lawyer because he did not prosecute enough cases in which Serbs were the victims.

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24 Jan 17 Croatia Ex-President Shown Downplaying WWII Crimes

Croatian far-right media published videos shot in 1992 of former President Stjepan Mesic downplaying the crimes committed at the World War II fascist concentration camp at Jasenovac.

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23 Jan 17 Croatian Jews Boycott State-Run Holocaust Commemoration

The Croatian Jewish community will boycott the state commemoration of the Holocaust, claiming that the government is not tackling attempts by right-wingers to distort the country’s WWII history.

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