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28 Apr 17 Bosnia ‘Needs State Fund’ to Compensate War Victims

In the past two years, six war crimes verdicts ordered compensation payments to victims but none of them received the money, so the state must intervene to help, legal experts said.

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28 Apr 17 Kosovo Playwright ‘Threatened by War Veterans’

Playwright Jeton Neziraj alleged that Kosovo Liberation Army veterans threatened to kill him if he stages his new play because they believe that it defames the wartime guerrilla force.

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27 Apr 17 Thousands Welcome Freed Ex-PM Haradinaj in Kosovo

Celebrating crowds in central Pristina greeted former Kosovo Prime Minister and ex-guerrilla Ramush Haradinaj, after a French court refused to extradite him to Serbia to face war crimes charges.

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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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27 Apr 17 Serbia Slams France’s Refusal to Extradite Hardinaj

Serbia will issue a diplomatic protest note and temporarily recall its ambassador from Paris over a French court’s decision to not to extradite former Kosovo guerrilla and ex-Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj to Belgrade.

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27 Apr 17 France Refuses to Extradite Kosovo Ex-PM to Serbia

A French court has rejected Serbia’s extradition request for former Kosovo Prime Minister and ex-guerrilla Ramush Haradinaj, who is wanted in Belgrade on war crimes charges.

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26 Apr 17 Kosovo Special Court Forced to Revise Procedures

After Kosovo’s Constitutional Court said some of its procedural rules are not in in line with the constitution, the new specialist court to try Kosovo wartime fighters must make changes, again delaying prosecutions.

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26 Apr 17 Kosovo Official Pleads Innocent to Hate Speech

Asim Cenaj, a Kosovo municipal officer charged with inciting hate and ethnic intolerance by insulting Serbs at the council building in Decan/Decani, pleaded not guilty in court.

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26 Apr 17 Croatian Party Ex-Leader ‘Was Yugoslav Informer’

A former Yugoslav State Security Service official alleged in court that the former leader of the governing Croatian Democratic Union, Tomislav Karamarko, was an informer in the 1980s.

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25 Apr 17 Protesting Bosnia War Veterans Block Border Crossings

Bosniak and Croat ex-soldiers staged joint protests to demand improved payments from the government and proof that all those receiving veterans’ benefits are genuine claimants.

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25 Apr 17 Serbian Ex-War Crimes Prosecutor: Srebrenica was Genocide

Contrary to the Serbian government’s stance, former chief war crimes prosecutor Vladimir Vukcevic said it was a fact that genocide was committed against Bosniaks from Srebrenica.

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25 Apr 17 Balkan States Rapped over Holocaust Property Restitution

Bosnia and Herzegovina has failed to comply with an international declaration on the restitution of property seized during WWII, while other Balkan countries have not honoured their commitments in full.

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24 Apr 17 Croatian Military Policemen Jailed for Lora Prison Crimes

Three former Croatian military policemen were jailed for crimes against Serb prisoners of war who were beaten and tortured at the Lora prison camp in the coastal city of Split in 1992.

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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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