27 May 15 Macedonia Opposition: Ethnic Terror Convictions ‘Suspicious’

The opposition chief claimed wiretapped conversations of officials cast doubt on the convictions of six ethnic Albanians for killing five ethnic Macedonians - a verdict that sparked ethnic unrest.

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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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27 May 15 Bosnian Fighter’s Sijekovac Killings Conviction Upheld

Ex-fighter Zemir Kovacevic’s ten-year sentence for participating in the murders, mistreatment and looting of Serb civilians in the Sijekovac area in 1992 was upheld.

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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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26 May 15 Bosnia’s Notorious Trnopolje Jail Camp Remembered

The detention camp in Trnopolje near Prijedor gained global notoriety and became a symbol of the brutality of the war after a British TV station broadcast images of gaunt men behind barbed wire.

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26 May 15 Bosniak Refugee Deportations Commemorated in Montenegro

Rights activists marked the 23rd anniversary of the wartime deportations of Bosniak refugees by urging the Montenegrin authorities to punish the perpetrators and build a memorial to the victims.

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26 May 15 Serbia Told to Send Seselj to The Hague

The UN-backed war crimes court has told the Belgrade authorities to send Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj back to detention after he breached the terms of his temporary release.

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26 May 15 Croatian Soldier Jailed for ‘Medak Pocket’ War Crime

Former Croatian soldier Velibor Solaja was sentenced to five years in jail for killing an elderly woman during the Croatian military’s ‘Medak Pocket’ operation in September 1993.

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25 May 15 Serb Paramilitary ‘Captain Dragan’ Set for Extradition

The Croatian justice ministry confirmed that former Serb paramilitary leader Dragan Vasiljkovic will be extradited from Australia to Croatia by July 15 to stand trial for alleged war crimes.

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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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25 May 15 Bosniak Soldier Convicted of Wartime Rape

Former Bosnian Army serviceman Zaim Lalicic, who was a guard at a prison camp for Serbs in the Sarajevo settlement of Hrasnica, was sentenced to nine years in prison for crimes against civilians.

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25 May 15 Thousands Join Birthday Party in Tito’s Home Village

People from all over the former Yugoslavia gathered in the Croatian village of Kumrovec, the birthplace of the leader of socialist Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito, to celebrate his birthday.

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25 May 15 Tuzla Massacre Commemorated on Streets of Serbia

Belgrade rights activists collected messages of condolence on the streets of four Serbian cities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the killing of 71 people by Bosnian Serb forces in Tuzla.

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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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