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22 May 15 Kosovo Marks Anniversary of Dubrava Prison Massacre

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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22 May 15 Srebrenica Genocide Resolution Expected to Fail

A draft resolution condemning the Srebrenica genocide of July 1995 has been sent to the Bosnian parliament, but Bosnian Serb lawmakers are again expected to reject it.

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22 May 15 Bosnian Serb Troops ‘Never Ordered to Terrorise Sarajevo’

A former Bosnian Serb Army artillery officer told Ratko Mladic’s trial that he never targeted civilians during the 1992-95 siege of Sarajevo and was never ordered to terrorise the city’s population.

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21 May 15 Kosovo Families Seek Slain Gunmen’s Bodies in Macedonia

The families of Kosovo Albanian gunmen killed in recent clashes with security forces in Kumanovo have left for Macedonia with the goal of identifying and bringing home the bodies.

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21 May 15 Bosnia to Miss War Crimes Investigations Deadline

The Bosnian prosecution admitted that the most complex cases will not be solved by the end of this year – the deadline set by the state-level war crimes strategy.

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20 May 15 Kosovo Serb Politician ‘Gave Orders During Unrest’

A witness at the trial of the Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic said she saw him in uniform with a weapon and a radio transceiver during deadly unrest in Mitrovica in 2000.

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20 May 15 Serbian President Snubs Srebrenica Anniversary

President Tomislav Nikolic’s decision not to attend the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide was strongly criticised by rights campaigners in Serbia and Bosnia.

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20 May 15 Kosovo Appalled by Serbia’s Rehabilitation of Chetnik Chief

Belgrade’s recent rehabilitation of WWII Chetnik leader Dragoljub ‘Draza’ Mihailovic is being seen in Kosovo as the return of support for hardline nationalist ideas in Serbia.

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20 May 15 Bosnian Serb Army ‘Didn’t Run Detention Camps’

A defence witness told Ratko Mladic’s trial in The Hague that the Bosnian Serb military chief had no control over detention camps for Bosniaks and Croats near Prijedor in the summer of 1992.

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19 May 15 Stop Pensions for Nazi-Allied Troops, Croatia Urged

The director of leading Jewish rights organisation the Simon Wiesenthal Centre wrote to Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic demanding an end to pensions for veterans of Nazi-allied units from WWII.

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19 May 15 Rights Activist Defends Allegations Against Serbian General

Prominent rights activist Natasa Kandic, on trial for allegedly damaging the reputation of Serbia’s army chief, said she had evidence to back allegations he was involved in war crimes.

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19 May 15 Croatia Indicts Serb Camp Guards for Prisoner Abuse

Croatia's state attorney's office charged two former members of the wartime Serb rebel police force with crimes against humanity in a prison camp in Stara Gradiska in Croatia.

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19 May 15 Bosnian Serb Army ‘Treated Prisoners Humanely’

A defence witness at Ratko Mladic’s trial said that that during the war, the Bosnian Serb Army’s main headquarters gave orders to treat prisoners of war and civilians humanely.

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18 May 15 Bosnia Agrees Justice Reform After EU Pressure

The three justice ministries in Bosnia and Herzegovina have agreed a draft justice reform strategy after the EU cut funding for war crimes prosecutions in frustration at the lack of progress.

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18 May 15 Belgrade Urged to Name Street After Chetnik Leader

A Belgrade councillor asked the city authorities to name a street after WWII Chetnik general Dragoljub ‘Draza’ Mihailovic, who was executed for treason but recently rehabilitated by a Serbian court.

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