birn-kosovo-war-film-wins-best-short-doc-award-05-06-2016
06 May 16 BIRN's Kosovo War Film Wins US Festival Award

BIRN’s film The Unidentified, investigating the commanders responsible for brutal attacks during the Kosovo war, was given the best short documentary award at the South East European Film Festival in LA.

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05 May 16 BIRN’s Kosovo War Crimes Film Debuts in Belgrade

BIRN’s film The Unidentified, investigating the commanders responsible for some of the most brutal attacks of the Kosovo war, will screen at the upcoming BELDOCS international documentary festival.

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04 May 16 Switzerland Mulls KLA Ex-Guerrillas’ Extradition to Serbia

The decision whether to extradite two Kosovo Albanians accused of war crimes who were arrested in Switzerland on Serbian arrest warrants could take more than a month, Swiss authorities said.

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29 Apr 16 "Missing" Man's Return Causes Shock in Kosovo

The return to Kosovo of Sejdi Thaci, a man listed as a "missing person" from the 1990s war - after 17 years and in unclear circumstances - has caused consternation in his home country.

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15 Apr 16 War Criminals Get Involved in Serbian Elections

War criminal Momcilo Krajisnik’s appearance at an event staged by the Independent Democratic Party, which is allied to Serbia’s PM, drew criticism for promoting nationalism during the election campaign.

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12 Apr 16 Serbian General Wins Compensation for War Crimes Claims

Belgrade’s Humanitarian Law Centre has been ordered to compensate Serbian Army chief Ljubisa Dikovic for accusing him of involvement in war crimes in Kosovo and Bosnia.

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08 Apr 16 Kosovo Victims’ Families Appeal to Serbian Court

Families of 14 women and children killed by Belgrade’s forces in the Kosovo town of Podujevo/Podujeves in March 1999 will appeal to a Serbian court, asking for more compensation.

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30 Mar 16 Kosovo War Witnesses ‘Intimidated into Changing Stories’

Suspects were acquitted in war crimes cases in Kosovo last year because witnesses changed their stories in court, raising suspicions of intimidation, the Humanitarian Law Centre said in a new report.

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26 Mar 16 Activists March to Kosovo Mass Grave in Belgrade

On the 17th anniversary of the killings of 48 Kosovo Albanians in Suhareka/Suva Reka, campaigners walked from downtown Belgrade to the suburb of Batajnica, where the bodies were found in 2001.

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25 Mar 16 Convicted Kosovo Organ Trafficker Dodges Jail

Arban Dervishi, who was convicted of organ-trafficking from the Medicus clinic in Pristina, defied the court’s ruling and did not go to prison as ordered on Friday.

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24 Mar 16 Serbian Nationalists Rally Against NATO, Karadzic Verdict

Serbian Radical Party leader and war crimes defendant Vojislav Seselj led a rally against NATO and the guilty verdict handed down to former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic.

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24 Mar 16 Serbia Remembers NATO Bombing Casualties

Hundreds of people gathered in the central town of Varvarin to commemorate 17th anniversary of the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia that helped to end the Kosovo war in 1999.

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23 Mar 16 BIRN War Crimes Film Debuts in Paris

BIRN’s documentary ‘The Unidentified’, about the men responsible for some of the most brutal atrocities of the Kosovo war in 1999, had its French premiere at the Sarajevo Sur Seine film festival.

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21 Mar 16 Kosovo Ex-Guerrilla Slams Serbia After Macedonia Release

Former Kosovo Liberation Army guerrilla Gafurr Dugolli, released at the weekend after being detained in Macedonia over Serbian war crimes allegations, said Belgrade’s claims against him were lies.

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kosovo-to-put-serbia-s-kla-arrest-warrants-in-brussels-dialogue-03-15-2016
15 Mar 16 Kosovo Urges EU Involvement to End KLA Arrests

Kosovo’s government said arrests of former KLA members on Serbian warrants must end and the issue should be resolved as part of ongoing EU-sponsored talks between Pristina and Belgrade.

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