republic-of-ilirida-declared-in-macedonia
19 Sep 14 Albanians Declare 'Republic' in Macedonia

A small crowd of ethnic Albanians gathered on Thursday in Skope to hear an ex-politician proclaim the 'Republic of Ilirida' - but few Macedonians are taking it that seriously, so far.

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bosnian-serb-fighter-sentenced-for-minor-rape
19 Sep 14 Bosnian Serb Soldier Jailed for Raping Teenager

Former Bosnian Serb Army soldier Dusko Solesa was sentenced to six years in prison for raping the teenage girl in the Bihac municipality in north-west Bosnia in 1992.

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bosnia-raises-new-genocide-indictment
19 Sep 14 Bosnia Indicts Serb Policemen for Srebrenica Genocide

The Bosnian prosecution filed an indictment against former Bosnian Serb police officers Miodrag Josipovic and Branimir Tesic for assisting the genocide in Srebrenica in July 1995.

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beaten-and-starved-prisoners-in-hadzici-camps
19 Sep 14 Bosnian Serbs ‘Beaten, Starved’ in Hadzici Jail Camps

Former prisoners said that Serbs held by Bosniak forces in detention centres in Hadzici near Sarajevo during wartime were beaten up and starved.

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mladic-s-witness-speaks-of-staged-massacre
18 Sep 14 Mladic Witness: Sarajevo Market Massacre ‘Staged’

A witness testifying in defence of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic said there was evidence that a deadly attack on a Sarajevo market was faked to blame the Serbs.

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stanarevic-and-dopudja-charged-for-killing-civilians
18 Sep 14 Bosnian Serb Soldiers Indicted Over Bihac Mass Killings

Former soldiers Zeljko Stanarevic and Dragan Dopudja are accused of the persecution of Bosniak civilians in villages in the Bihac area, including involvement in the killing of 11 prisoners.

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macedonia-to-employ-more-minority-civil-servants
18 Sep 14 Macedonia to Hire More Ethnic Albanian Civil Servants

Macedonia is seeking to recruit more ethnic-minority civil servants in a bid to fulfill the terms of the 2001 peace deal that ended an armed conflict with Albanian rebels.

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bosnian-croat-murder-trial-opens
18 Sep 14 Bosnian Croat Fighter Tried for Killing Teenager

Ivo Crepulja, a former member of the Croatian Defence Council, went on trial for shooting a teenage Bosniak boy dead in a village in the Kakanj area in 1993.

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serbian-prosecution-to-investigate-army-of-sandzak
17 Sep 14 Sandzak’s Facebook ‘Army’ Causes Alarm in Serbia

Invitations to people on Facebook to join the so-called "Army of Sandzak" in a Bosniak-majority region of Serbia have prompted calls for prosecutors to investigate.

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croatia-clears-serb-commander-of-village-expulsions
17 Sep 14 Croatia Clears Serb Commander of Village Expulsions

Former Croatian Serb commander Gojko Eror was cleared of expelling non-Serb civilians from the village of Berak near Vukovar in 1991, where 28 people were killed, because of a lack of evidence.

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bosniak-soldiers-indicted-for-mostar-prisoner-abuses
17 Sep 14 Bosniak Soldiers Indicted for Mostar Prisoner Abuses

The Bosnian state prosecution raised an indictment against five former Bosnian Army soldiers for abusing over 100 Croat civilians who were unlawfully detained in the Mostar municipality in 1993.

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birn-s-documentary-movie-missing-you-shown-in-sarajevo
17 Sep 14 BIRN Missing Persons Documentary Debated in Sarajevo

Bosnian society isn’t paying enough attention to the issue of the 8,000 people still missing since the 1990s war, a debate after the screening of the BIRN documentary film was told.

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civilians-weren-t-attacked-mladic-s-witness-says
17 Sep 14 Mladic Ally: ‘We Didn’t Shell Sarajevo Civilians’

A former Bosnian Serb Army officer told the war crimes trial of his commander Ratko Mladic that his brigade had no heavy weapons to attack Sarajevo and didn’t use its sniper bullets for sniping.

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dretelj-defendant-admits-abusing-prisoner
16 Sep 14 ‘Everyday Abuse, Constant Rapes’ at Bosnia’s Dretelj Camp

Edib Buljubasic, the former deputy commander at the Dretelj wartime jail camp near Capljina, admitted that Serb detainees were abused every day and that female prisoners were often raped.

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majority-starts-here-premiers-in-mitrovica
16 Sep 14 BIRN Film Premieres in Kosovo’s Divided Mitrovica

The screening of BIRN’s road-movie documentary The Majority Starts Here in Mitrovica was followed by a debate examining how transitional justice can address the grievances of the wartime past.

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