23 Apr 16 Croatia Govt Criticised at WWII Death Camp Commemoration

Anti-fascists held an alternative memorial for victims of the Jasenovac concentration camp after boycotting the state ceremony, accusing officials of downplaying the Croatian WWII Nazi-allied regime’s crimes.

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14 Apr 16 Nazi-Hunter Condemns ‘Fascist Nostalgia’ in Croatia

The chief Nazi-hunter at the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, a prominent Jewish human-rights organisation, has again warned that Croatia has problems with what he called ‘fascist nostalgia’.

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07 Apr 16 Israeli Diplomat Slams Croatian Concentration Camp Film

Israel’s ambassador to Zagreb condemned a controversial Croatian film about the Jasenovac concentration camp, run by the country’s WWII Nazi-allied regime, saying it was offensive to victims’ families.

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07 Apr 16 Belgrade Activists Remember Bosnian War Victims

On the 24th anniversary of the beginning of 1992-95 Bosnian war, Serbian human rights activists staged a commemoration in Belgrade to honour the victims.

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06 Apr 16 Sarajevo Honours Victims on Siege Anniversary

People in the Bosnian capital commemorated the 24th anniversary of the start of the three-and-a-half-year siege, when they were encircled and attacked by Bosnian Serb forces from 1992 to 1995.

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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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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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14 Mar 16 Bosnian Journalists Attacked at Chetnik Commemoration

A TV crew was attacked by a member of the Ravna Gora Chetnik movement during a commemoration to mark the 70th anniversary of the arrest of their WWII leader Dragoljub Mihailovic.

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11 Mar 16 Milosevic Allies Mark 10th Anniversary of Leader’s Death

Members of Slobodan Milosevic’s Socialist Party and Serbian nationalists mourned the former Yugoslav president a decade after he died in prison in The Hague during his trial for war crimes.

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09 Mar 16 Kosovo War Memorials Criticised for ‘Communist’ Designs

A lack of official care about post-war memorial-building in Kosovo has left the country with monuments with ‘communist’ designs which have no artistic value, a Pristina-based NGO said.

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08 Mar 16 Kosovo Honours Female War Victims on Women’s Day

To mark International Women’s Day, the Kosovo authorities paid homage to female war victims and screened a documentary in parliament about sexual violence during the 1999 conflict.

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05 Feb 16 Sarajevo Commemorates Deadly Market Attack

Mourners gathered to mark the 22nd anniversary of the shelling of Sarajevo’s Markale marketplace and to remember the 68 people who were killed in the blast in 1994.

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03 Feb 16 Belgrade Protesters Rally for Srebrenica Case Activist

Protesters rallied outside the magistrates court in Belgrade before rights activist Anita Mitic’s hearing for allegedly breaking Serbian law by holding a commemoration of the Srebrenica massacres last year.

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27 Jan 16 Belgrade Honours Bravery of Serb Who Saved Bosniak

Twenty-three years after death of Srdjan Aleksic, a Bosnian Serb who died saving his Bosniak friend’s life during wartime in 1993, Belgrade officials unveiled a sign dedicating a city street to him.

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19 Jan 16 Croatian Activists to Commemorate Tudjman-Era Crimes

After Zagreb opened a tender for a memorial to 1990s President Franjo Tudjman, human rights activists have asked for ideas for a counter-memorial to spotlight wartime crimes and corruption.

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