21 Oct 16 Serbian Court Acquits Security Officers of Attempted Murder

Three former Serbian state security officers have been acquitted of the attempted murder in 2000 of the then opposition party leader Vuk Draskovic during Slobodan Milosevic’s rule.

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20 Oct 16 Bosnian Serb Ex-Soldier Arrested for Foca Crimes

Police arrested former Bosnian Serb Army serviceman Zarko Vukovic on suspicion that he committed crimes against humanity against Bosniak civilians in Foca in 1992.

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19 Oct 16 BIRN’s Kosovo War Film Screened at Sarajevo University

Sarajevo University’s law and political sciences faculties screened BIRN’s documentary ‘The Unidentified’, about the Serbian fighters responsible for some of the worst atrocities of the Kosovo war in 1999.

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19 Oct 16 Srebrenica Victims Challenge Mayoral Election ‘Violations’

Srebrenica massacre victims’ associations have filed a criminal complaint alleging that electoral law was violated during this month’s municipal polls which gave the town its first post-war Serb mayor.

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19 Oct 16 Trump Urged to Reject Vojislav Seselj’s Support

Former US diplomats, academics and activists called on presidential candidate Donald Trump to disavow support from Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj, who is on trial for alleged war crimes.

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19 Oct 16 First Witnesses Testify Against Serb Paramilitary ‘Captain Dragan’

Former Croatian prisoners of war were the first witnesses at the war crimes trial of the 1990s Serb paramilitary commander Dragan Vasiljkovic, better known as ‘Captain Dragan’.

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18 Oct 16 Bosniak Commander Naser Oric ‘Bragged About Murder’

A witness told the high-profile trial of the Bosnian Army’s former Srebrenica commander Naser Oric that the ex-general told him that he “cut the throat” of one of his alleged Serb victims.

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18 Oct 16 Serbian Rights Group Challenges Defamation Conviction

The Humanitarian Law Centre will appeal to the Constitutional Court over a ruling ordering it to compensate Serbian Army chief Ljubisa Dikovic for accusing him of involvement in war crimes in Kosovo and Bosnia.

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18 Oct 16 Croatia Indicts Yugoslav General for War Crimes Again

Prosecutors accused retired Yugoslav People’s Army general Borislav Djukic of being responsible for deadly attacks on Croatian civilians and property in the Sibenik area during the war.

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17 Oct 16 Bosnian Prosecutor’s Disciplinary Charge ‘Not Political Revenge’

Disciplinary proceedings were launched against state prosecutor Miroslav Janjic because he failed to include five people’s deaths in a war crimes indictment, not because he indicted a Bosniak commander, prosecutors insisted.

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17 Oct 16 UN Presses Bosnia on Missing Persons

The UN urged the Bosnian authorities to improve legislation to prevent and punish enforced disappearances and speed up the search for around 10,000 people still missing from the 1990s Bosnia.

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14 Oct 16 Kosovo Prosecution Quizzes Former EU Judge

Francesco Florit, a former judge with the EU rule-of-law mission in Kosovo, was interviewed by the state prosecution and denied allegations that he took a bribe from a suspect in a murder case.

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13 Oct 16 Belgrade Acquits Bosnian Serb Soldier of Killing Croat

Former Bosnian Serb soldier Goran Sinik was acquitted of committing a war crime by murdering a Croat civilian in Gradiska in September 1992 during the Bosnian war.

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12 Oct 16 Bosnian Serbs Challenge Bosnia’s Independence Day

Parliament in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska entity filed a motion to the state Constitutional court claiming the Independence Day holiday marked in the country’s other entity, the Bosniak-Croat Federation, is unconstitutional.

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12 Oct 16 Kosovo MPs Demand Serbia Releases Police Director

Kosovo’s parliament passed a resolution calling for the release of Mitrovica police director Nehat Thaci, who was arrested in Serbia on terrorism charges, and for the EU to intervene to ensure he is freed.

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