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11 Feb 16 Serbia Asks Nigeria to Grill Organ Trade Witness

Serbia's war crimes prosecution has asked Nigeria to quizz a senior doctor who has accused a state governor and Kosovo’s foreign minister Hashim Thaci of trafficking in human organs.

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10 Feb 16 Turkish Organ-Trafficking Suspect Gives Statement in Pristina

Kenan Demirkol, a Turkish doctor accused of organ-harvesting by the Kosovo authorities, has given a statement in Pristina in exchange of the suspension of an Interpol warrant for his arrest.

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03 Feb 16 Kosovo Asks Serbia to Open Military Archives

The Kosovo government commission on missing persons called on Belgrade to open Serbia’s military and police archives in order to help find the locations of wartime mass graves.

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02 Feb 16 Kosovo Reviews War Veterans List After Protest

After a protest in Pristina, Kosovo’s ministry of labour and social welfare said it was checking 3,400 appeals from people whose applications to be registered as wartime KLA guerrillas were rejected.

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29 Jan 16 Kosovo Serbs Rally for Jailed Politician Ivanovic

Several hundred Serbs took to the streets of the Kosovo town of Mitrovica to support politician Oliver Ivanovic, who was jailed for ordering the murder of ethnic Albanians in April 1999.

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28 Jan 16 Kosovo Serb Leader Ivanovic Back Behind Bars

Kosovo Serb political party chief Ivanovic, who was under house arrest pending his appeal against his recent war crimes conviction for ordering ethnic Albanians’ murders, was ordered back into custody.

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27 Jan 16 Balkan States ‘Face Persistent Human Rights Problems’

Inadequate war crimes prosecutions, discrimination against minorities and poor protection of refugees were persistent problems in the Balkans in 2015, said a report by Human Rights Watch.

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26 Jan 16 Serbian Fighters Deny Killing 118 Kosovo Civilians

Eleven Serbian ex-fighters pleaded not guilty to war crimes in the Kosovo villages of Ljubenic, Cuska, Pavlan and Zahac in 1999, but anger erupted in the courtroom after the prosecution changed the indictment again.

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25 Jan 16 Jailed Kosovo Commander Hospitalised After Hunger Strike

Former Kosovo Liberation Army commander Sami Lushtaku, who is in jail for murder, ended his hunger strike after a judge finally allowed him to get hospital treatment.

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22 Jan 16 Serbia Flouts Victims' Reparation Rights, Report

Despite the international conventions it has signed, Serbian courts blatantly violate victims' rights to reparations, Belgrade rights group says in a report.

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22 Jan 16 Belgrade Slams Kosovo Serb Leader’s ‘Political’ Conviction

Serbian officials alleged the war crimes conviction of Kosovo Serb political party leader Oliver Ivanovic was an attempt to calm anger in Kosovo about a new tribunal that will try KLA guerrilla leaders.

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21 Jan 16 Kosovo Serb Leader Ivanovic Jailed for War Crimes

Kosovo Serb political party leader Oliver Ivanovic has been jailed for nine years for war crimes, convicted of ordering the murder of ethnic Albanians in Mitrovica in April 1999.

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19 Jan 16 Jailed Kosovo Commander Goes on Hunger Strike

Former Kosovo Liberation Army commander Sami Lushtaku, who is in jail for war crimes, went on hunger strike after a judge ordered him to return to prison from hospital.

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15 Jan 16 Kosovars Honour US Diplomat on Massacre Anniversary

As hundreds marked the 17th anniversary of a massacre of Kosovo Albanians in Recak/Racak, work started to build a statue of William Walker, the US diplomat who first reported the atrocity.

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kosovo-court-to-be-established-in-the-hague-01-15-2016
15 Jan 16 The Hague to Host New Kosovo War Court

The long-anticipated special court to try senior Kosovo Liberation Army fighters for war crimes and post-war offences will be set up in The Hague this year, it has been announced.

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