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27 Feb 17 Bosnian Serbs Slam Genocide Suit

Bosnian Serb lawmakers voted to impede state-level decision-making in response to attempts by Bosnian Muslim presidency member Bakir Izetbegovic to launch an appeal against the 2007 judgment that cleared Serbia of direct responsibility for genocide.

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27 Feb 17 Serbian Activists Commemorate Strpci Train Massacre

Rights activists marked the 24th anniversary of the abduction and subsequent massacre of 20 passengers from a train in Strpci in Bosnia, calling on the Serbian authorities to finally prosecute those responsible.

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27 Feb 17 Sarajevo Police Commander Pleads Innocent to War Crimes

Dragan Vikic, the wartime commander of Bosnian interior ministry special police units in besieged Sarajevo, pleaded not guilty to involvement in the killing of eight Yugoslav People’s Army prisoners in 1992.

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27 Feb 17 US Condemns Croatian Neo-Nazi March for Trump

The United States condemned a march in support of Donald Trump organised by a marginal Croatian far-right party, at which a German neo-Nazi party’s flag was flown.

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23 Feb 17 Bosnia Requests Appeal in Serbia Genocide Case

Legal representatives for Bosnia have filed a politically explosive request to appeal against the 2007 International Court of Justice verdict clearing Serbia of direct responsibility for genocide during the 1992-95 war.

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23 Feb 17 Kosovo Mulls Renewed Bid to Join UNESCO

Following its failure to get enough votes from members of the UN cultural body in order to join in 2015, the Kosovo government is making preparations for a possible second bid this year.

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22 Feb 17 Serbian Officials Slam ‘Illegal’ Bosnian Genocide Lawsuit

Top officials from Serbia and Bosnia’s Serb-led entity Republika Srpska said an attempt to revive Bosnia’s genocide lawsuit against Belgrade at the International Court of Justice was an attack on all Serbs.

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22 Feb 17 Kosovo Serb Leader Ivanovic Put Under House Arrest

Kosovo Serb political party leader Oliver Ivanovic, who is awaiting retrial for alleged war crimes, was released from detention but placed under house arrest for two months.

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21 Feb 17 Documentary Accuses Serbian Army Chief of Kosovo Crimes

Belgrade’s Humanitarian Law Centre released a documentary accusing the head of the Serbian Army, Ljubisa Dikovic, of involvement in war crimes in Kosovo and cover-up operations to hide the bodies.

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21 Feb 17 New Court Won’t Tarnish Kosovo’s War, Says PM

Kosovo Prime Minister Isa Mustafa said that the new Hague-based court being set up to try former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters will not damage the legacy of the 1998-99 conflict.

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20 Feb 17 Kosovo Asks Interpol to Cancel Serbian Warrants

President Hashim Thaci asked the international police agency to cancel Serbian warrants for the arrests of former Kosovo Liberation Army guerrillas on war crimes charges, calling them politically-motivated.

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20 Feb 17 Bosnian Serbs to Challenge Serbia Genocide Case Appeal

Bosnian Serb political parties are seeking to unite to prevent a Bosniak-backed move to lodge an appeal against the International Court of Justice verdict clearing Serbia of direct responsibility for genocide.

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17 Feb 17 Bosnia to Revive Genocide Lawsuit against Serbia: Izetbegovic

The Bosniak member of the country’s tripartite presidency, Bakir Izetbegovic, said an appeal will be lodged against the International Court of Justice verdict clearing Serbia of direct responsibility for genocide.

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17 Feb 17 Female Fighter ‘Beat and Tortured’ Bosnian Prisoners

A former prisoner told the trial of Croatian Defence Council ex-fighter Azra Basic that a woman repeatedly assaulted and humiliated him while he was in captivity in the Bosnian town of Derventa in 1992.

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17 Feb 17 Belgrade Criticises Kosovo Serb Leader’s Retrial

The head of the Serbian government’s Kosovo office said a Pristina court’s decision to send Kosovo Serb political party leader Oliver Ivanovic for retrial for alleged war crimes was unjust.

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