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17 Apr 15 Thousands Join Kosovo Massacre Reburial Ceremony

The remains of 21 Kosovo Albanians killed by Belgrade’s forces in 1999 and then found hidden in a mass grave in Serbia were reburied in the village of Cikatove e Vjeter.

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17 Apr 15 Bosnia Convicts Two of Wartime Crimes Against Serbs

Former Croatian Defence Council member Indira Kameric was jailed for three years for abusing Serb prisoners while Bosnian Army ex-soldier Ibro Macic got ten years for killing four Serb women.

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17 Apr 15 US Warns Kosovo: Approve New War Court Quickly

The US ambassador to Pristina said Washington wouldn’t continue blocking Russia’s attempts to set up a Kosovo war crimes tribunal if Kosovo’s parliament doesn’t approve a new EU-backed court soon.

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17 Apr 15 Bosnian Serb Leader Pays ‘Historic’ Visit to Srebrenica

Milorad Dodik, the president of Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska, paid tribute to the victims of the 1995 massacres by Serb forces during an unusually reconciliatory visit.

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16 Apr 15 Kosovo’s Thaci Given Serbia Arrest Warning

Kosovo foreign minister Hashim Thaci could attend an NGO conference in Belgrade later this month although a warrant for his arrest for alleged war crimes is still active in Serbia.

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16 Apr 15 NATO Victims’ Families to Sue Montenegro in Europe

The families of those killed in a NATO air strike plan further legal action after the Montenegrin supreme court rejected their bid for compensation for the deaths in 1999.

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16 Apr 15 Murdered US Albanians’ Brother Warns Serbian PM

The brother of three Albanian-Americans killed in Kosovo just after the war urged the Serbian prime minister to make progress to resolve the murder before his planned visit to the US.

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16 Apr 15 Freed Croatian Serb Leader Hadzic Arrives in Serbia

War crimes defendant Goran Hadzic arrived in the Serbian capital after being temporarily released by the UN court in The Hague for cancer treatment.

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15 Apr 15 Kosovo Cuts Serb Policeman’s War Crime Sentence

The appeals court in Pristina reduced former reservist policeman Ivan Radivojevic’s sentence from eight to six years in prison for beating up Kosovo Albanian civilians who were fleeing the 1990s conflict.

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15 Apr 15 Kosovo Constitutional Court Approves New War Crimes Tribunal

The constitutional court ruled that a new EU-backed special court that is expected to try senior Kosovo Liberation Army figures does not breach any rights or freedoms.

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15 Apr 15 Return to Detention ‘Could Kill Seselj’, Doctors Claim

War crimes defendant Vojislav Seselj’s life would be in danger if he is sent back to the Hague Tribunal’s detention centre because he would refuse cancer treatment there, his doctors said.

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15 Apr 15 Kosovo Announces New Mass Grave Searches

Kosovo’s government commission on missing persons announced that there will be searches at 20 new locations where there are suspected to be mass graves from the late 1990s war.

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14 Apr 15 EU: No Cover-Up of Kosovo Mission Graft Claims

An EU report into the way its Kosovo mission handled corruption allegations made by one of its prosecutors said the case wasn’t handled properly but there was no cover-up.

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14 Apr 15 Bosnia Convicts Four of Dretelj Jail Camp Abuses

Four former members of the Croatian Defence Forces were sentenced to a total of 24 years in prison for abusing Serb prisoners at the Dretelj detention camp and in Mostar in 1992.

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14 Apr 15 Hague Prosecution Urges Seselj’s Immediate Return to Custody

The prosecution wants swift enforcement of the decision to return war crimes defendant Vojislav Seselj to detention for breaching the terms of his temporary release for medical treatment.

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