during-protest-of-croatian-disabled-war-veterans-one-dies
23 Oct 14 Disabled Croatian Veterans Rally After Protest Death

War veterans who have been protesting in Zagreb for several days held a commemoration for a wheelchair-bound female ex-soldier who reportedly died from exhaustion at a late-night rally.

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ex-bosnian-croat-fighter-jailed-for-zepce-crimes
23 Oct 14 Bosnian Croat Jailed for Assaulting Wounded Prisoners

Perica Adzic, a former member of the Croatian Defence Council, was jailed for four years for war crimes against wounded prisoners at an improvised medical unit in Zepce in 1993.

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serbian-ex-policemen-skips-trial-again
23 Oct 14 Serbia Orders Arrest of Ex-Policeman Fighting in Ukraine

Former Serbian anti-terrorist police spokesperson Radomir Pocuca, on trial for threatening peace campaigners, faces arrest for not appearing in court after he joined pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine.

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mladic-witness-muslims-prepared-attack-on-vlasenica
23 Oct 14 Mladic Witness: Muslims Planned ‘Slaughter’ in Vlasenica

A defence witness told Ratko Mladic’s war crimes trial that he saw a Bosniak municipal official’s journal that contained information about preparations for an attack in Vlasenica in 1992.

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kosovo-govt-reckons-around-20-thousand-war-veterans
22 Oct 14 Kosovo Liberation Army Veterans Estimated at 20,000

Government estimates suggest that a headcount will reveal that some 20,000 guerrillas fought for the Kosovo Liberation Army against Serbian forces and are entitled to veterans’ pensions.

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witnesses-give-bosnian-serb-fighter-alibi
22 Oct 14 Bosnian Serb Soldier Given Alibi for Visegrad Violence

Two Serb ex-soldiers said their fellow serviceman Vitomir Rackovic was actually on the frontline at the same time he is alleged to have attacked villages in the Visegrad area in 1992.

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serbian-police-official-to-serve-sentence-in-germany
22 Oct 14 Serbian Police Official to Be Jailed in Germany

Former high-ranking Serbian interior ministry official Vlastimir Djordjevic will be sent to a German prison to serve his 18-year sentence for war crimes against Albanians in Kosovo.

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mladic-s-witness-blames-muslims-for-foca-conflict
22 Oct 14 Mladic Witness: Muslims Started Conflict in Foca

Bosniaks refused a peace deal that could have averted fighting in the city of Foca in 1992 and began military operations first, a former Bosnian Serb official told Ratko Mladic’s war crimes trial.

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prisoners-tortured-with-electricity
21 Oct 14 Bosnian Serb Policemen Accused of Torture in Bileca

A prosecution witness told the trial of three ex-policemen accused of abusing non-Serb prisoners that detainees were tortured at a police station and a student dorm in Bileca in 1992.

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bosnian-war-crimes-indictments-bring-problems
21 Oct 14 Rise in Bosnia War Crime Indictments Tests Courts

The Bosnian prosecution has indicted 63 people for war crimes this year – a record number compared to previous years – but the increase is stretching the system’s ability to cope.

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problematic-testimony-in-paunovic-favor
21 Oct 14 Mladic Witness: Bosniak Prisoners Murdered in Rogatica

A defence witness admitted at Ratko Mladic’s trial that some prisoners held by Bosnian Serb forces at the Rasadnik camp in Rogatica were murdered in 1992 by ‘extremists’.

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bosniak-fighters-deny-serb-prisoner-abuses-in-srebrenik
20 Oct 14 Bosniak Fighters Deny Serb Prisoner Abuses in Srebrenik

Three former Bosnian military security officials pleaded not guilty to war crimes against civilians, some of whom were allegedly tortured, in the Srebrenik municipality in 1992.

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yugoslav-spy-chiefs-trial-continues-in-germany
20 Oct 14 Yugoslav Spy Trial Told of ‘Double Agent Assassin’

The trial of Zdravko Mustac and Josip Perkovic, former Yugoslav intelligence chiefs accused of killing a Croat émigré, heard claims that a key prosecution witness was an assassin and a German spy.

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montenegro-s-opposition-seeks-equal-rights-for-war-veterans
20 Oct 14 Montenegro Opposition Pushes for War Veterans’ Rights

The opposition is urging parliament to give organisations representing veterans of the 1990s wars the same right to funding as those who represent World War II troops.

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war-time-leader-of-croatian-serbs-requests-transfer-from-estonia
20 Oct 14 Croatian Serb Official Demands Jail Transfer from Estonia

Former Croatian Serb minister Milan Martic, who is serving a 35-year sentence for war crimes, wants to be moved from Estonia, where he claims that prison conditions are poor.

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