19 Oct 17 Macedonia Made Huge Payments to War Crimes Convict

The wife of the only Macedonian war crimes convict, Johan Tarculovski, confirmed receiving payments from the government of 5,000 euros a month during the eight years her husband spent in jail abroad.

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18 Oct 17 Freed Serbian War Criminal to Teach at Military Academy

Serbia’s defence minister said that former Yugoslav Army officer Vladimir Lazarevic, who served a sentence for war crimes in Kosovo and will now teach cadets at the Military Academy, should be a ‘role model’.

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18 Oct 17 Serbian Govt Promises to Fund NATO Bombing Probe

Serbia’s environmental protection minister said the government is ready to financially support the establishment of a laboratory to investigate the medical consequences of the 1999 NATO bombing.

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18 Oct 17 Bosnian Serb War Criminals’ Families Demand Case Reviews

Relatives of Serbs convicted of war crimes by the Bosnian state court said that experts in the country’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska should review the verdicts, which they claim are biased.

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16 Oct 17 Russian Minister Says Hague Tribunal ‘Should Be Closed’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the UN war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia should have been shut down long ago because it is biased against Serbs.

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13 Oct 17 Bosnian Serbs Accuse Judges, Prosecutors of Bias

The Justice Ministry war crimes centre in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska complained to the country’s judicial overseer, accusing 15 state-level judges and prosecutors of anti-Serb bias.

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13 Oct 17 Kosovo Honours US Pilot for 1999 NATO Bombing

Kosovo honoured the US Air Force’s chief of staff David Goldfein, who was shot down as a pilot during the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, with the country’s ‘Order of Freedom’.

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13 Oct 17 War Crimes Trial Documentation Centre Opens in Croatia

The new Transitional Justice Centre in the Croatian town of Pula will display documents, films and photos from cases at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

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12 Oct 17 Serbian Minister Reaffirms Praise for Freed War Criminals

Serbian Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin lashed out at the US ambassador to Belgrade after the diplomat criticised him for his recent public praise for two convicted war criminals.

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11 Oct 17 Croatian Historians Oppose Bans on Fascist, Communist Symbols

A group of historians launched a petition against a government-appointed body that is examining how to deal with the legacy of Croatia’s pro-Nazi and Communist regimes, arguing against banning their symbols.

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03 Oct 17 Prosecutor Calls for Retrial in Skopje Mass Murder Case

In an unexpected development, Macedonia’s provisional chief prosecutor advised the Supreme Court to scrap life sentences given to six alleged ethnic Albanian Muslim extremists for the killings of five ethnic Macedonians.

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28 Sep 17 Verdicts in Macedonia Shootout Trial Due in October

As the ethnically-charged trial of 37 Albanians accused of involvement in a deadly shootout with police in Kumanovo came to an end, the Skopje court said the verdict will be delivered on October 17.

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28 Sep 17 Australia Seeks to Revoke Captain Dragan’s Passport

The Australian authorities are seeking a way to cancel the passport of the Serbia-born 1990s paramilitary commander Dragan Vasiljkovic after he was convicted of war crimes by a Croatian court.

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26 Sep 17 Serbian School Textbook Accused of Ethnic ‘Chauvinism’

A critical review of a school textbook written by a historian and ruling Progressive Party member, Rados Ljusic, accuses it of insulting ethnic minorities and Serbia's neighbours.

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25 Sep 17 Belgrade Jail Warden Faces Retrial for Milosevic ‘Kidnap’

The former warden of Belgrade Central Prison, Dragisa Blanusa, will be retried for allegedly kidnapping former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic by sending him to the Hague Tribunal in 2001.

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