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26 Jul 17 Serbian Court Rejects Restart of Srebrenica Trial

A Belgrade court rejected the war crimes prosecutor’s motion to continue a landmark trial of eight former Serb policemen for the Srebrenica massacres, saying the request was based on charges already dismissed.

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25 Jul 17 Serbia ‘Staged Unfair Trials of Kosovo Albanians’: Report

Serbian courts staged almost 2,000 unfair trials of Kosovo Albanians from 1998 to 2000, violating their rights and using discredited techniques to convict them, claimed a report by the Humanitarian Law Centre.

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25 Jul 17 Campaign Urges Croatia to Apologise to ‘Storm’ Victims

The Youth Initiative for Human Rights NGO has launched a poster campaign in Zagreb urging the government to say sorry to Serb victims of Croatia’s victorious Operation Storm in August 1995.

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25 Jul 17 Hague Tribunal Frees Stanisic, Simatovic from Custody

The UN court granted temporary release for the summer recess to former Serbian security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic, who are being retried for war crimes in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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24 Jul 17 Serbia Prosecutor Files Motion to Restart Srebrenica Trial

Serbia’s war crimes prosecutor filed a motion to restart a landmark trial of eight former Serb policemen for the Srebrenica massacres after it was halted when an appeals court threw out the charges.

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24 Jul 17 Serbia Urged to Sue NATO, UN over Kosovo Deaths

The families of Serb farmers killed in Kosovo 18 years ago urged Belgrade to sue the NATO peacekeeping force and the UN Mission in Kosovo for not preventing the murders - although experts warned this would be difficult.

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21 Jul 17 Croatia Quashes WWII Pro-Fascist Academic’s Conviction

A Zagreb court overturned the 1945 verdict that convicted academic Filip Lukas of supporting Nazi occupation forces because of his connections with Croatia’s WWII-era fascist government

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21 Jul 17 Montenegro Urged to Challenge Killer’s Statue in Croatia

Activists in Montenegro accused the government of not doing enough to pressurise Croatia to remove a monument to a Croat who killed a Montenegrin ambassador in 1971.

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20 Jul 17 Vucic Named Bytyqi Murder Suspect, Alleges Family

Three sources told BIRN that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that former high-ranking police officer Goran ‘Guri’ Radosavljevic was responsible for the killings of the Albanian-American Bytyqi brothers in 1999.

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20 Jul 17 Bosnian War Convicts ‘Free for Months Before Jail’

People convicted of committing crimes during the Bosnian war spend months at liberty because of procedural delays before going to prison - a situation which has angered victims’ groups.

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19 Jul 17 Bosnian Croat Ex-Policemen Cleared of Bosniaks’ Murders

Four wartime Bosnian Croat policemen were acquitted of criminal responsibility for the killings of three members of a Bosniak family during an operation in Capljina in 1993.

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19 Jul 17 Bosnian Serb ‘Statehood Day’ Referendum Charges Rejected

The state court rejected prosecution charges against four members of the Bosnian Serb Referendum Commission for failing to implement a Constitutional Court decision banning a controversial vote on the Day of Republika Srpska.

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19 Jul 17 Croatian Town Removes Tito’s Name from Square

The town of Karlovac changed the name of a square dedicated to Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito to honour 1990s war veterans, amid an ongoing dispute in Croatia about the former Communist leaders legacy.

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18 Jul 17 Bosnian Serb President in ‘Hate Speech’ Probe

The state prosecutor is investigating Milorad Dodik, leader of Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska, for saying that Bosniaks returning to their pre-war homes are ‘occupying’ eastern Bosnia.

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serbian-mp-plaque-stirs-controversy-in-montenegro-07-17-2017
17 Jul 17 Montenegro Vows to Remove Memorial to Assassin

The Montenegrin authorities have vowed to remove a controversial monument to Punisa Racic - the Serb nationalist MP who assassinated Croatian leader Stjepan Radic in the Yugoslav parliament in 1928.

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