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28 May 15 Kosovo Veterans Protest Over Drenica Group Verdicts

Kosovo war veterans protested over the conviction of two former KLA commanders of the 'Drenica group' on Wednesday by blocking a road.

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27 May 15 Kosovo ‘Drenica Group’ Guerrillas Jailed for Wartime Crimes

Two former senior members of the Kosovo Liberation Army, Sami Lushtaku and Sylejman Selimi, were convicted of crimes against civilians during the 1998-99 conflict.

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27 May 15 UN Presses Kosovo Over New War Court

The UN Security Council was told that Pristina must act quickly to set up a new special court to deal with alleged war crimes committed by senior Kosovo Liberation Army members.

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26 May 15 Former Kosovo Fighters Salute Men Killed in Kumanovo

Veterans' organisations organised a solemn burial in Pristina for the nine men from Kosovo and one Macedonian Albanian killed in the fighting in Macedonia two weeks ago, calling them national heroes.

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25 May 15 Kosovo ‘Drenica Group’ Guerrillas Make Final Acquittal Plea

Fifteen former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army’s wartime ‘Drenica Group’ cell told their trial that they defended their land from their enemy but did not commit war crimes.

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22 May 15 Kosovo Marks Anniversary of Dubrava Prison Mass Killings

Families of up to 130 prison inmates killed by Serb forces during the Kosovo war commemorated the 16th anniversary of their deaths and called for the perpetrators to finally be prosecuted.

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21 May 15 Kosovo Families Seek Slain Gunmen’s Bodies in Macedonia

The families of Kosovo Albanian gunmen killed in recent clashes with security forces in Kumanovo have left for Macedonia with the goal of identifying and bringing home the bodies.

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20 May 15 Kosovo Serb Politician ‘Gave Orders During Unrest’

A witness at the trial of the Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic said she saw him in uniform with a weapon and a radio transceiver during deadly unrest in Mitrovica in 2000.

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20 May 15 Kosovo Appalled by Serbia’s Rehabilitation of Chetnik Chief

Belgrade’s recent rehabilitation of WWII Chetnik leader Dragoljub ‘Draza’ Mihailovic is being seen in Kosovo as the return of support for hardline nationalist ideas in Serbia.

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14 May 15 Former Kosovo Serb Minister Charged with Hate Speech

A former Kosovo Serb minister has been charged with inciting 'national, racial and religious intolerance' - three months after a wave of protests led to his sacking.

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12 May 15 Kosovo ‘Drenica Group’ Fighters Urge Not Guilty Verdict

Lawyers for the ‘Drenica Group’ guerrillas, charged with the assault and murder of prisoners during the 1998-99 war, said they should be acquitted because witnesses’ testimony was contradictory.

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11 May 15 Kosovo Serb Politician Ivanovic ‘Led Armed Mob’

A witness at the trial of Kosovo Serb party leader Oliver Ivanovic alleged he saw the defendant leading a group of armed men during deadly unrest in the town of Mitrovica in 2000.

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11 May 15 Calm Returns to Devastated Macedonian Town

Normality was returning to the northern town of Kumanovo on Monday after gun battles between police and a shadowy armed formation claimed eight police lives and turned it into a war zone.

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08 May 15 Serbian Minister Slammed for Calling Kosovo War ‘Terrorism’

Serbia’s social affairs minister Aleksandar Vulin was criticised by analysts in Belgrade and Pristina after he compared the war in Kosovo to Islamist militant attacks in western Europe.

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08 May 15 BIRN’s Kosovo War Crimes Film Screened in Pristina

BIRN's new documentary, which investigates the Serbian commanders responsible for some of the worst attacks of the Kosovo war, was screened for the first time in Pristina.

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