montenegrin-activists-to-mark-refugee-deportation-anniversary-05-22-2017
23 May 17 Montenegro Activists to Mark Wartime Refugee Deportation

On the 25th anniversary of the deportation of Bosniak refugees - who were later killed - activists again urged the authorities to punish the perpatrators and build a memorial to the victims.

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11 May 17 Austrians Seek to Ban Croatian WWII Commemoration

The Austrian state of Carinthia is being urged to ban a Croatian event at Bleiburg commemorating defeated Nazi collaboration forces and civilians killed by the Yugoslav Partisans in 1945.

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09 May 17 Bosnian Ex-Prisoners Commemorate Wartime Camp Victims

Wartime prisoners marked the Day of Camp Inmates by gathering at former detention centres to commemorate those who died and to demand better treatment for those who survived.

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08 May 17 Bosnian Serbs Move Tuzla Attack Commemoration

The authorities in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska said a commemoration of the 1992 killings of Yugoslav People’s Army troops will not be held in Tuzla this year, claiming it was unsafe.

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05 May 17 Protection Demanded for Serb War Victims’ Memorial

An association representing families of Serbs killed during the Kosovo war said a display of victims’ photographs outside the Serbian parliament needed protection, and called for a permanent memorial.

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03 May 17 Yugoslav Troops’ Deaths Marked Amid Sarajevo ‘Security’ Row

A commemoration of the 1992 killings of Yugoslav troops in Sarajevo was held outside the capital after Serb officials complained of inadequate security and refusals to allow them a permanent memorial.

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27 Apr 17 Bosnian Serbs Say Sarajevo ‘Unsafe’ for Commemoration

The Bosnian Serb veterans’ minister said the commemoration of the 1992 killings of Yugoslav People’s Army troops will not be held in the capital this year because of “inadequate” security.

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bosnia-s-religious-leaders-jointly-pay-respect-to-each-others-victims-04-24-2017
24 Apr 17 Bosnian Clerics Pray Together at Wartime Death Sites

Muslim, Orthodox, Catholic and Jewish religious leaders made a first joint visit to sites where war victims were massacred in Bosnia and Herzegovina in a bid to promote reconciliation.

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24 Apr 17 Rival Events Commemorate Croatian WWII Camp Victims

Croatia’s Jews, Serbs and anti-fascists have again boycotted the state commemoration of victims of the Jasenovac WWII concentration camp over claims that the government tolerates pro-fascist activities.

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bosnian-serbs-unveil-monument-to-russian-war-volunteers-04-12-2017
12 Apr 17 Bosnian Serbs Unveil Monument to Russian War Volunteers

Bosnian Serbs in Visegrad, which was majority-Bosniak before the war, inaugurated a monument in the shape of an Orthodox Christian cross dedicated to Russian volunteers who fought on the Serb side, angering war victims’ groups.

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bosnian-serbs-to-honour-russian-military-volunteers-04-04-2017
04 Apr 17 Bosnian Serbs to Honour Russian Volunteer Fighters

A monument in the shape of a cross will be unveiled near the town of Visegrad to honour the Russian volunteers who fought in the Bosnian Serb Army during the 1992-95 war, causing anger among victims’ groups.

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27 Mar 17 Croatian Serbs Boycott WWII Camp Commemoration

Croatia’s main Serb organisation will again boycott the annual state commemoration at the WWII concentration camp Jasenovac because a plaque with an Ustasa fascist slogan was installed near the site.

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kosovo-village-commemorates-241-killed-in-1999-03-27-2017
27 Mar 17 Kosovo Village Commemorates 241 Killed in 1999

Residents of Krusha e Madhe/Velika Krusa commemorated the deaths of 241 people killed in March 1999 by Serbian forces and called for Belgrade to be pressurised to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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24 Mar 17 Serbia Mourns 1999 Bombing Victims; Kosovo Thanks NATO

Serbia marked the 18th anniversary of NATO bombing of Yugoslavia with a ceremony in Grdelica, where a passenger train was hit - but Kosovo officials gave thanks for the Western military intervention.

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us-holocaust-envoy-warns-croatia-of-offensive-symbols--03-24-2017
24 Mar 17 US Holocaust Envoy Warns Croatia About Fascist Symbols

On a visit to Croatia, the US State Department envoy for Holocaust issues warned the authorities that symbols of the WWII fascist Ustasa movement are offensive to victims and their families.

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