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17 Apr 14 Belgrade Campaigns for Kosovo Serb Politician’s Release

The Serbian government and the political party of detained Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic, who is accused of war crimes, have launched a petition demanding his release.

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16 Apr 14 Kosovo and Albania Mark Anniversary of 1999 Exodus

Pristina and Tirana commemorated the 15th anniversary of the Kosovo exodus when thousands of ethnic Albanians fled their homes seeking refuge from the conflict with Serbian forces.

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16 Apr 14 Kosovo Serb Arrested for Post-War Murder

The EU rule-of-law mission has arrested a Serb for an alleged murder linked to violent unrest that rocked northern Kosovo in 2000 after the war with Belgrade’s forces ended.

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14 Apr 14 ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Connects Belgrade and Pristina

Actors from Serbia and Kosovo have joined forces to stage a joint production of the Shakespeare play in a bid to promote mutual understanding and connections.

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14 Apr 14 Kosovo Asks EU to Set Up New Tribunal

President Atifete Jahjaga said she would ask the EU to set up a special court outside Kosovo to deal with war crimes committed in the 1990s, having secured all-party consent.

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11 Apr 14 HRW Backs New Kosovo War Crimes Tribunal

Kosovo’s parliament should approve the establishment of a special court, located abroad, to try alleged war crimes and other grave crimes left over from the Kosovo conflict, Human Rights Watch has urged.

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11 Apr 14 New Book Decries Medicus ‘Injustice’

Economist-turned-author says interest has been extraordinary in her new book, which says her husband and son were unfairly prosecuted in the notorious Medicus organ-trafficking case.

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10 Apr 14 Kosovo MPs Outraged as War Memorial Closes

Kosovo MPs have slated the authorities for neglecting a memorial dedicated to Kosovo fighters whose sponsors have now closed it, saying it was vandalised.

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08 Apr 14 Serbia Re-Starts Examination of Suspected Kosovo Mass Grave

Serbian authorities re-started the examination of a suspected mass grave near the town of Raska where it is believed ethnic Albanians killed by Serbian forces in the Kosovo war may be buried.

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04 Apr 14 Kosovo President Backs New War Crimes Tribunal

Kosovo’s president said she was willing to cooperate with a proposed new international tribunal to deal with war crimes and alleged organ-trafficking during the late 1990s conflict.

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04 Apr 14 Kosovo Parliament Approves Disputed War Veterans Law

Some 15 years after the war, MPs approved controversial new legislation granting benefits to former Kosovo Liberation Army guerrillas despite criticism from some opposition lawmakers.

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01 Apr 14 Kosovo Guerrilla Head-Count Hits Controversy

A government scheme to finally establish exactly how many people fought for the Kosovo Liberation Army during the 1990s war has been criticised by the opposition.

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31 Mar 14 Dispute Erupts Over Kosovo War Veterans’ Benefits

Some MPs argued that only former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters should get state benefits, while others insisted that other guerrillas who fought in the 1998-99 war should also receive assistance.

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kosovo-war-veterans-angered-by-parliament-s-neglect
28 Mar 14 Kosovo War Veterans Threaten Nationwide Protests

Former Kosovo Liberation Army guerrillas said they would stage demonstrations if parliament does not approve new legislation granting benefits to veterans of the late 1990s conflict.

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belgrade-women-remember-kosovo-crimes
26 Mar 14 Belgrade Women Commemorate Kosovo War Crimes

Female activists gathered in Belgrade to pay tribute to victims of the Serbian military campaign in Kosovo in 1999 and demand that the authorities prosecute the guilty.

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Background

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Profile

Hashim Thaci 'From 'Snake' to Prime Minister

Thaci, born in 1968, joined the Albanian independence cause as a student, becoming one of the leaders of the protest movement in the early 1990s. As the Serbian crackdown intensified, he left for Switzerland, studying history and international relations in Zurich.

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