fbi-urged-to-oversee-macedonian-mass-murder-case
02 Oct 14 FBI Urged to Oversee Macedonia ‘Terrorism’ Case

Macedonia’s main ethnic Albanian political party urged the US Federal Bureau of Investigation to oversee a possible new probe of the terrorism convictions of six Albanians which sparked ethnic unrest.

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attack-on-dubrovnik-commemorated
02 Oct 14 Croatia Commemorates 1991 Attack on Dubrovnik

Wreaths were laid in the coastal city to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the attack by the Yugoslav People’s Army and Montenegrin Territorial Defence forces which began an eight-month siege.

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political-lymbo-delays-kosovo-special-court
01 Oct 14 Kosovo Political Crisis Delays New War Crimes Court

While Kosovo remains without a government, the new special court to try Kosovo Liberation Army war crimes suspects cannot start work as planned in January, BIRN has learned.

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court-of-appeals-change-judges-in-klecka-case
01 Oct 14 Judges Dismissed in Kosovo Politician Limaj’s Trial

Judges in the trial of guerrilla commander turned politician Fatmir Limaj and nine other ex-fighters accused of abuses at the wartime Klecka detention centre were disqualified after claims of bias.

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ex-croatian-officials-blame-yugoslav-general-for-war-crimes
01 Oct 14 Yugoslav General Sparks Vukovar War Crimes Controversy

Croatian wartime officials accused former Yugoslav general Andrija Raseta of responsibility for atrocities in Vukovar in 1991 after he gave a controversial interview blaming Serb paramilitaries.

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karadzic-proclaims-innocence-in-trial-s-closing-arguments
01 Oct 14 Karadzic Proclaims Innocence in Trial’s Closing Arguments

Former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic began his closing arguments at his war crimes trial in The Hague by insisting he was not guilty of masterminding atrocities including genocide.

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free-civilians-in-rasadnik
01 Oct 14 Mladic Witness: Prisoners Not Persecuted in Rogatica

A defence witness told Ratko Mladic’s trial that non-Serb prisoners in Rogatica were not persecuted by the former Bosnian Serb military chief’s forces during wartime, as the indictment alleges.

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modest-decade-of-war-crime-prosecution
30 Sep 14 Serbia ‘Slow to Prosecute War Crimes’, Report Says

The number of war crimes and victims far outweigh the amount of prosecutions in Serbia over the past decade, while top officials are still evading justice, a new report said.

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karadzic-had-influence-on-terror-intensity-in-sarajevo
30 Sep 14 Radovan Karadzic ‘Masterminded Terror’ in Sarajevo

On the second day of closing arguments at Karadzic’s trial, the former Bosnian Serb leader was accused of leading a reign of terror over Sarajevo’s besieged population during wartime.

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croatian-general-sues-state-over-hague-detention
30 Sep 14 Croatian General Sues State Over Hague Detention

General Rahim Ademi, who was acquitted of crimes against humanity, has launched a lawsuit against Croatia seeking compensation for the seven months he spent in custody at the Hague Tribunal.

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more-jail-urged-for-shameless-bosnian-croat-fighter
30 Sep 14 More Jail Urged for ‘Shameless’ Bosnian Croat Fighter

The prosecution called for a tougher punishment for Zeljko Jukic, who was sentenced to 13 years in prison for crimes against humanity including torture and looting in Prozor in 1993.

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serbia-re-opens-investigation-into-batajnica-mass-graves
29 Sep 14 Serbia Reopens Batajnica Mass Grave Probe

Serbia reopened its investigation into the Batajnica police training centre, where hundreds of bodies of Kosovo Albanians were found buried, searching for another mass grave at the site.

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killings-of-elderly-serbs-commemorated-in-croatia
29 Sep 14 Killings of Elderly Serbs Commemorated in Croatia

War victims’ associations commemorated the anniversary of the killings of 16 elderly Serbs in the Croatian villages of Varivode and Gosic in 1995 and urged the authorities to punish their murderers.

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radovan-karadzic-trial-enters-final-phase
29 Sep 14 Radovan Karadzic Trial Enters Final Phase

Prosecutors demanded a life sentence for Karadzic as closing arguments began in the war crimes trial of the former Bosnian Serb political leader at the Hague Tribunal.

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croatia-general-raises-doubts-over-notorious-police-unit
26 Sep 14 Croatia General Raises Doubts Over Notorious Police Unit

A retired Croatian general testified that Tomislav Mercep, accused of ordering a police unit to kill civilians, may have not actually controlled the officers who committed the crime.

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