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21 Jul 14 Kosovo Wartime Organ-Trafficking Report Due Next Week

An international task-force investigating alleged organ trafficking by Kosovo Liberation Army guerrillas during the 1990s conflict will publish its long-awaited report next week.

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18 Jul 14 Grave Fails to Yield Victims of Mass Killing in Kosovo

Forensic experts in Kosovo uncovered only a few human remains at a grave site in the Kosovo village of Rezalle, dashing hopes the bodies of over 40 victims of a massacre will be found.

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17 Jul 14 Demolition Threat Alarms North Kosovo Serbs

Kosovo minister's threat to send in bulldozers in to demolish newly erected monuments by both Albanians and Serbs in the divided town of Mitrovica has upset local Serbs.

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16 Jul 14 Kosovo Village Searched For Remains of War Dead

Forensic experts are hunting for evidence at a grave site in the Kosovo village of Rezalle, where 42 Albanians were allegedly killed by Serbian forces in April 1999.

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14 Jul 14 Kosovo Petitions UN to Investigate Wartime Rapes

The Kosovo authorities and rights campaigners launched a national petition urging the United Nations to produce a report about rapes committed during the late 1990s conflict.

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kosovo-war-veterans-call-for-re-trial-in-monster-case
09 Jul 14 Retrial Demanded in Macedonia Mass Murder Case

An ethnic Albanian leader in Macedonia urged an internationally monitored retrial of the so-called 'Monster' case after six Albanians were found guilty of terrorism and jailed for life.

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09 Jul 14 Kosovo Ambassador Accused of Wartime Torture

A witness told the war crimes trial of former Kosovo Liberation Army commander Sylejman Selimi, who is now Kosovo’s ambassador to Tirana, that the defendant assaulted him several times.

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30 Jun 14 Serbia Probes More Suspected Kosovo Mass Graves

The authorities will investigate two more locations near a mass grave in the Serbian town of Raska, where the remains of 50 Kosovo Albanians thought to have been killed in wartime were found.

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27 Jun 14 Kosovo Serb Politician’s Custody Extended Again

Oliver Ivanovic, accused of war crimes against Kosovo Albanians and murders after the 1990s conflict, will be held in custody for two more months despite Belgrade’s protests.

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un-group-demands-urgent-act-on-missing-persons-in-kosovo
26 Jun 14 UN Calls for Urgent Action on Kosovo’s Missing

The authorities in Kosovo and Serbia must show stronger political commitment to finding more than 1,700 people still missing since the 1990s conflict, a UN delegation said in Pristina.

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25 Jun 14 Kosovo War Crimes Institute Accused of Inaction

After three years, the Kosovo War Crimes Research Institute has done almost nothing to document alleged atrocities by Serbian forces and has not published a single report, analysts said.

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24 Jun 14 UN Urged to Press Serbia over Mass Graves

Kosovo called on the UN to put more pressure on Serbia to reveal the locations of mass graves where bodies of ethnic Albanians killed during the 1990s war could be buried.

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13 Jun 14 UN Urges Kosovo to Help Refugees Return

The UN refugee agency called on the authorities to ensure that people who fled Kosovo during the 1998-99 war have places to live and security if they choose to return home.

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12 Jun 14 Kosovo ‘Drenica Group’ Guerrillas Deny War Crimes

Lawyers for members of the Kosovo Liberation Army’s ‘Drenica Group’ cell, accused of assaulting prisoners during the late 1990s war, told a court hearing that their clients were not guilty.

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montenegro-refugees-risk-being-declared-illegal
10 Jun 14 Montenegro Refugees Risk Being Declared Illegal

Around a third of the refugees in Montenegro, mostly Roma who fled Kosovo, have not applied for residency and could be reclassified as illegal immigrants and lose benefits.

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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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