23 Feb 18 Memorial to Slain Kosovo Serb Leader Ivanovic Unveiled

Relatives and political allies of the Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic, assassinated outside his party office last month, gathered at the site in north Mitrovica to unveil a memorial plaque.

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22 Feb 18 Kosovo Witness Says Serb Policemen Killed Her Father-in-Law

A witness told the war crimes trial of former Serb policeman Zoran Vukotic that she was present when the defendant and his colleague killed her father-in-law and three other Kosovo Albanian civilians in May 1999.

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21 Feb 18 Kosovo Witness Accuses Serb Policeman of Killing Son

A witness testified that Zoran Vukotic, a former Serb policeman on trial for war crimes in Kosovo, was involved in killing his son and three of his friends in May 1999.

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20 Feb 18 Vucic: Slain Ivanovic ‘Feuded with Kosovo Serb Businessman’

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic claimed the murdered Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic had a long-standing conflict with a businessman who is allegedly powerful in Mitrovica, where the killing happened.

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16 Feb 18 Kosovo Memorial to Slain Jashari Family ‘Under Threat’

Kosovo’s premier promised action after claims that the memorial complex to the Jashari family in Prekaz, 59 of whom were killed by Serbian forces in 1998, is deteriorating because of a lack of upkeep.

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16 Feb 18 Serb Policeman Killed Four Kosovo Men, Claims Witness

A witness at the war crimes trial of former Serb policeman Zoran Vukotic testified that his family was abused and robbed by the defendant, and accused him of killing four Kosovo Albanian men during the war in May 1999.

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15 Feb 18 Kosovo Special War Court Prosecutor to Step Down

In a surprise move, David Schwendiman, the chief prosecutor of the recently-established, Hague-based Kosovo Specialist Chambers, announced he will step down soon because of his retirement as a US official.

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14 Feb 18 Serb Policeman ‘Drew Crosses on Kosovo Albanians’ Foreheads’

Witnesses told the war crimes trial of Zoran Vukotic, a former Serb policeman, that he and another man assaulted them, stole their money and drew crosses on their foreheads in May 1999.

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13 Feb 18 Policemen Admit Evidence-Tampering in Ivanovic Murder Case

A court document obtained by BIRN reveals that two policemen in north Kosovo admitted in court to tampering with evidence at the crime scene where Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was shot dead.

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12 Feb 18 Kosovo Releases Two Police Involved in Ivanovic Case

A Kosovo court has released two policemen who were arrested after surveillance footage allegedly showed one picking up a bullet shell from the scene of the murder of Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic.

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10 Feb 18 Kosovo Arrests Two Police Over Ivanovic Investigation

Kosovo police have arrested two police officers from northern Mitrovica on suspicion of having manipulated evidence in the investigation into the murder of the Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic.

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09 Feb 18 Kosovo, Serbia Criticised for Honouring War Crimes Convicts

Human rights activists criticised the Kosovo Assembly for holding a minute’s silence to commemorate the death of the country’s only Hague Tribunal war crimes convict, Haradin Bala.

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06 Feb 18 Ivanovic’s Party Criticises Kosovo Police Over Murder Probe

The party led by murdered Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic claimed that Kosovo police have “obviously no will” to find the killers because no information about the investigation has been revealed.

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01 Feb 18 Kosovo President: Special War Court Can’t Be Stopped

President Hashim Thaci said that the law that enables the new Hague-based Kosovo Specialist Chambers to operate was unjust but cannot be revoked, despite attempts by MPs from the ruling coalition.

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01 Feb 18 Special Court is Kosovo’s International Obligation, Says Prosecutor

Kosovo’s prosecutor Drita Hajdari said the country must support the new Hague-based war crimes court in order to fulfil its obligations to the international community.

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