22 Apr 15 Yugoslav Spy Trial Witness Alleges Intimidation

A witness in the trial of two former Yugoslav secret service officials accused of staging the 1983 murder of a dissident in Germany has alleged that the Croatian authorities threatened him.

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20 Apr 15 Kosovo FM Thaci’s Belgrade Visit Cancelled

A Belgrade-based NGO which asked Kosovo Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci to visit the Serbian capital for a conference has revoked the invitation, blaming what it said was political pressure.

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20 Apr 15 Two Serbs Acquitted of Kosovo Policeman's Murder

The two Serbs were acquitted of killing policeman Enver Zymberi in an attack on a police convoy amid heightened tensions in northern Kosovo in July 2011.

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20 Apr 15 Kosovo Leaders Vow Commitment to New War Court

Kosovo’s president and prime minister assured a US official that they are committed to establishing a new special court which is expected to try high-ranking former Kosovo Liberation Army figures.

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17 Apr 15 US Warns Kosovo: Approve New War Court Quickly

The US ambassador to Pristina said Washington wouldn’t continue blocking Russia’s attempts to set up a Kosovo war crimes tribunal if Kosovo’s parliament doesn’t approve a new EU-backed court soon.

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16 Apr 15 Kosovo’s Thaci Given Serbia Arrest Warning

Kosovo foreign minister Hashim Thaci could attend an NGO conference in Belgrade later this month although a warrant for his arrest for alleged war crimes is still active in Serbia.

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15 Apr 15 Kosovo Constitutional Court Approves New War Crimes Tribunal

The constitutional court ruled that a new EU-backed special court that is expected to try senior Kosovo Liberation Army figures does not breach any rights or freedoms.

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14 Apr 15 EU: No Cover-Up of Kosovo Mission Graft Claims

An EU report into the way its Kosovo mission handled corruption allegations made by one of its prosecutors said the case wasn’t handled properly but there was no cover-up.

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08 Apr 15 Macedonia Tapes Suggest Govt Meddling With Lustration

The opposition released new covert tapes allegedly proving that a judge was named a secret police collaborator for political reasons and revealing government meddling in the lustration process.

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08 Apr 15 Kosovo Govt Says Over 25,000 Fought for KLA

A government headcount has verified that more than 25,000 people fought for the Kosovo Liberation Army against Serbian forces during the 1998-99 conflict - more than previously estimated.

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06 Apr 15 Macedonia PM ‘Agreed Amnesty for War Crimes Suspects’

The opposition alleged that wiretapped conversations reveal the premier’s direct involvement in a political deal to amnesty suspects in four war-crimes cases from Macedonia’s 2001 conflict.

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03 Apr 15 Roma Suffer Racial Discrimination in Croatia, UN Says

The UN Human Rights Committee expressed concern about the hardships faced by Roma people in Croatia who are cut off from the social welfare system and suffer widespread discrimination.

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03 Apr 15 Kosovo Parties Back Genocide Suit Against Serbia

Kosovo's main parties are backing a proposed parliamentary resolution to launch a genocide law suit against Serbia, but insist it will not damage ongoing talks between Pristina and Belgrade.

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02 Apr 15 Seselj Flag-Burning Raises Croatia-Serbia Tensions

After publicly burning the Croatian flag, Serbian war crimes defendant Vojislav Seselj provoked Zagreb further by saying he wanted to return to Croatia “armed, on a tank”.

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31 Mar 15 Croatian Wartime General Branimir Glavas Released

Retired general and former lawmaker Glavas was released from prison, where he was being held on remand while awaiting retrial for alleged war crimes against Serbs.

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