17 Nov 17 Serb General Blames ‘Terrorists’ for Massacring Bosniaks

The defence team for Bosnian Serb general Novak Djukic, who was convicted of the 1995 Tuzla massacre, have blamed the attack on unknown “terrorists” - a claim that was sharply criticised by human rights campaigners.

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14 Nov 17 Four Serbian Men Convicted of Torching US Embassy

Four men were given suspended sentences for setting fire to the US embassy in Belgrade at a protest that broke out in 2008 after Kosovo declared independence from Serbia.

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13 Nov 17 Kosovo Court Upholds Serbian Church’s Right to Land

The Kosovo Appeals Court granted the Serbian Orthodox Church land ownership rights to a church that has been a source of dispute since the 1990s, rejecting an appeal from the University of Pristina.

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10 Nov 17 Kosovo Aids Families of Macedonia Shootout Convicts

The Kosovo government will give 219,000 euro in aid to family members of ethnic Albanians convicted of terrorism or killed during the two-day Kumanovo gunbattle with police in Macedonia in 2015.

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07 Nov 17 Republika Srpska Postpones State Judiciary Referendum

After a marathon session, the Bosnian Serb parliament suspended a decision to hold a controversial referendum challenging the powers of the country's state-level judiciary.

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06 Nov 17 Bosnian Serbs Put Referendum Decision on Ice

The entity's assembly met on Monday to discuss parking a controversial plan to hold a referendum on the state judiciary, as support for the idea contines to drain away.

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02 Nov 17 Macedonia Gives Kumanovo Gunmen Heavy Jail Terms

The Skopje Criminal Court on Thursday gave life sentences to seven of the 37 ethnic Albanian defendants accused of involvement in a two-day shootout with police in Kumanovo in 2015, while most of the rest got long jail terms.

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02 Nov 17 Macedonian Schools Work to Bridge Ethnic Divide

Pupils and teachers from two schools in Skopje, one ethnic Macedonian and the other Albanian, have been organising joint activities in a bid to bridge the longstanding ethnic divide in society.

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01 Nov 17 No War Crimes Evidence Against Kosovo Serb Minister

The Kosovo Special Prosecution announced that there is no evidence to support allegations that Serb minister Nenad Rikalo tortured ethnic Albanians during the war.

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30 Oct 17 EU Raps Serbia for Giving War Criminal Teaching Job

The European Union condemned Serbia’s decision to name a convicted war criminal, general Vladimir Lazarevic, as a lecturer at the national military academy.

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27 Oct 17 Kosovo Urged to Teach Pupils about War Crimes

The Humanitarian Law Centre Kosovo said that school textbooks should include a chapter on transitional justice, teaching pupils about war crimes trials and how to deal with the past.

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27 Oct 17 Bosnian School Slams Israel over ‘Anti-Jewish’ Claim

After Israel condemned the naming of a Sarajevo school after WWII-era author Mustafa Busuladzic, who it called anti-Semitic, the school responded by criticising the building of Jewish settlements in the Palestinian territories.

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26 Oct 17 Bosnian Judges’ and Prosecutors’ War Records Face Checks

Bosnian’s judicial overseer will ask prosecutors’ offices to reveal if war-related investigations or criminal proceedings are under way against any judges or prosecutors, after claims of anti-Serb bias.

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24 Oct 17 Bosnian Court: 60 Serbs Acquitted of Wartime Crimes

After criticism from Bosnian Serbs for alleged bias after the recent acquittal of Bosniak commander Naser Oric, the state court said it has also cleared 60 former Serb soldiers, police, officials and camp guards.

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23 Oct 17 Serbian WWII PM ‘Absolutely Loyal to Nazis’: Historian

A historian who testified at a rehabilitation hearing for Serbia’s WWII Prime Minister, Milan Nedic, said the collaborationist leader’s loyalty to the German regime was “absolute until the very end”.

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