balkan-states-not-doing-enough-about-missing-serbs
28 Aug 14 Balkan States ‘Not Doing Enough’ About Missing Serbs

The Serbian missing persons commission said former Yugoslav countries should do more to find and return the bodies of several thousand Serbs still missing since the 1990s wars.

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sarajevo-recalls-tragic-market-massacre
28 Aug 14 Sarajevo Commemorates Deadly Market Massacre

Victims, politicians and ordinary Sarajevans marked the 19th anniversary of the wartime attack that killed 34 civilians and injured many more at the Markale open-air market in the capital.

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marinko-bjelica-s-hits-in-school
28 Aug 14 Bosnian Serb Soldier ‘Assaulted Prisoner for Being Muslim’

The trial of ex-soldier Marinko Bjelica, accused of the killings and torture of Bosniak civilians detained at a school in Kalinovik, heard that the defendant hit a prisoner “only because he was Muslim”.

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new-evidence-proposed-at-hague-trials
27 Aug 14 Karadzic Requests US General’s ‘Muslim Attack’ Evidence

Former Bosnian Serb president Radovan Karadzic has asked the Hague Tribunal to accept new evidence from a US Army cable alleging that only Bosniak troops attacked UN peacekeepers.

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yugoslav-general-to-serve-jail-term-in-finland
27 Aug 14 Yugoslav General to Serve War Crimes Term in Finland

Former Yugoslav Army general Nebojsa Pavkovic, convicted of murders and deportations in Kosovo in 1999, will serve his 22-year sentence in Finland, rather than in Serbia as Belgrade would like.

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milisavljevic-was-brave-and-honorable-fighter
27 Aug 14 Accused Serb was a ‘Brave and Honourable Fighter’

Former Bosnian Serb police reservist Predrag Milisavljevic’s defence argued that he should be acquitted of the murders and violent persecution of Bosniak civilians from the Visegrad area in 1992.

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wartime-teenage-rape-trial-opens-in-sarajevo
26 Aug 14 Bosnian Serb Soldiers Tried for Raping Teenage Girl

Former Bosnian Serb servicemen Bosiljko and Ostoja Markovic went on trial in Sarajevo, charged with the wartime rape of a 14-year-old girl in Kotor Varos in June 1992.

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kosovo-serb-leader-pleads-not-guilty-for-war-crimes
26 Aug 14 Kosovo Serb Leader Pleads Innocent to War Crimes

Serb political party leader Oliver Ivanovic pleaded not guilty to committing war crimes during the Kosovo conflict and inciting the murder of Albanians during clashes that erupted afterwards.

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mladic-s-lawyer-criticizes-hague-judges
26 Aug 14 Ratko Mladic’s Lawyer Slams ‘Cynical’ Hague Tribunal

Mladic’s lawyer said that judges at the UN-backed war crimes court were trying to undermine the former Bosnian Serb military chief’s defence by labelling his witnesses irrelevant and repetitive.

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ex-bosnian-serb-fighter-denies-visegrad-crimes-1
25 Aug 14 Bosnian Serb Soldier Denies Visegrad Crimes

Former Bosnian Serb Army serviceman Petar Kovacevic pleaded not guilty to participating in crimes against civilians, including murder and rape, near Visegrad in 1992.

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bosnian-witness-recalls-school-beatings
25 Aug 14 Bosnian Prisoner Recalls Brutal School Beating

A witness told the trial of former Croatian Defence Council fighter Josip Tolic that the defendant beat him up while he was imprisoned in a school then made him lick the blood off the floor.

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croatia-anti-fascist-street-naming-thwarted
25 Aug 14 Croatia Anti-Fascist Street Naming Thwarted

A proposal to name a new street in the Croatian city of Split after WWII anti-fascist Partisan fighters was withdrawn after opposition from veterans’ associations and right-wing politicians.

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new-bosnian-genocide-convicts-appeals
22 Aug 14 Bosnian Genocide Convicts Appeal ‘Unjust’ Sentences

Six Bosnian Serbs convicted of the genocide of Bosniaks from Srebrenica in 1995 are appealing against their 20-year prison sentences, arguing that they are too harsh.

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ex-bosnian-croat-fighter-acussed-of-beatings
22 Aug 14 Bosnian Croat Fighter ‘Knifed Bosniak Captive’

A prosecution witness testified that ex-fighter Nikola Maric, who is on trial for the detention, persecution and killing of Bosniaks in the Prozor area, stabbed and beat him.

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commemoration-for-prijedor-massacre-victims
21 Aug 14 Bosnians Commemorate Mountain Massacre Victims

Survivors of the Koricani Cliffs massacre marked the anniversary of the execution of more than 150 Bosniak and Croat civilian prisoners from Prijedor at Mount Vlasic in August 1992.

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