kosovo-govt-reckons-around-20-thousand-war-veterans
22 Oct 14 Kosovo Liberation Army Veterans Estimated at 20,000

Government estimates suggest that a headcount will reveal that some 20,000 guerrillas fought for the Kosovo Liberation Army against Serbian forces and are entitled to veterans’ pensions.

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witnesses-give-bosnian-serb-fighter-alibi
22 Oct 14 Bosnian Serb Soldier Given Alibi for Visegrad Violence

Two Serb ex-soldiers said their fellow serviceman Vitomir Rackovic was actually on the frontline at the same time he is alleged to have attacked villages in the Visegrad area in 1992.

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serbian-police-official-to-serve-sentence-in-germany
22 Oct 14 Serbian Police Official to Be Jailed in Germany

Former high-ranking Serbian interior ministry official Vlastimir Djordjevic will be sent to a German prison to serve his 18-year sentence for war crimes against Albanians in Kosovo.

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mladic-s-witness-blames-muslims-for-foca-conflict
22 Oct 14 Mladic Witness: Muslims Started Conflict in Foca

Bosniaks refused a peace deal that could have averted fighting in the city of Foca in 1992 and began military operations first, a former Bosnian Serb official told Ratko Mladic’s war crimes trial.

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prisoners-tortured-with-electricity
21 Oct 14 Bosnian Serb Policemen Accused of Torture in Bileca

A prosecution witness told the trial of three ex-policemen accused of abusing non-Serb prisoners that detainees were tortured at a police station and a student dorm in Bileca in 1992.

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bosnian-war-crimes-indictments-bring-problems
21 Oct 14 Rise in Bosnia War Crime Indictments Tests Courts

The Bosnian prosecution has indicted 63 people for war crimes this year – a record number compared to previous years – but the increase is stretching the system’s ability to cope.

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problematic-testimony-in-paunovic-favor
21 Oct 14 Mladic Witness: Bosniak Prisoners Murdered in Rogatica

A defence witness admitted at Ratko Mladic’s trial that some prisoners held by Bosnian Serb forces at the Rasadnik camp in Rogatica were murdered in 1992 by ‘extremists’.

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bosniak-fighters-deny-serb-prisoner-abuses-in-srebrenik
20 Oct 14 Bosniak Fighters Deny Serb Prisoner Abuses in Srebrenik

Three former Bosnian military security officials pleaded not guilty to war crimes against civilians, some of whom were allegedly tortured, in the Srebrenik municipality in 1992.

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yugoslav-spy-chiefs-trial-continues-in-germany
20 Oct 14 Yugoslav Spy Trial Told of ‘Double Agent Assassin’

The trial of Zdravko Mustac and Josip Perkovic, former Yugoslav intelligence chiefs accused of killing a Croat émigré, heard claims that a key prosecution witness was an assassin and a German spy.

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montenegro-s-opposition-seeks-equal-rights-for-war-veterans
20 Oct 14 Montenegro Opposition Pushes for War Veterans’ Rights

The opposition is urging parliament to give organisations representing veterans of the 1990s wars the same right to funding as those who represent World War II troops.

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war-time-leader-of-croatian-serbs-requests-transfer-from-estonia
20 Oct 14 Croatian Serb Official Demands Jail Transfer from Estonia

Former Croatian Serb minister Milan Martic, who is serving a 35-year sentence for war crimes, wants to be moved from Estonia, where he claims that prison conditions are poor.

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first-hearings-for-yugoslav-spy-chiefs-held-in-munich
17 Oct 14 Hearings Start in Munich of Yugoslav Spy Chiefs

The first hearing for Zdravko Mustac and Josip Perkovic, two former Yugoslav Intelligence officers accused of killing a Croat emigre, started on Friday in Munich.

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ex-bosnian-army-serviceman-acquitted-of-war-crimes
17 Oct 14 Bosnian Army Soldier Acquitted of War Crimes

Former serviceman Hajrudin Trle was cleared of killing a Bosnian Serb soldier near Kalesija in the north-east of the country in 1993 due to lack of proof.

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safe-house-for-civilians-in-rogatica
17 Oct 14 Mladic Witness: Serb Forces Kept Civilians Safe

A defence witness told Ratko Mladic’s trial that the Bosnian Serb Army put civilians of all ethnicities in a school in Rogatica in 1992 to protect them from the fighting in the area.

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yugoslav-spy-chiefs-trial-opens-in-germany
17 Oct 14 Yugoslav Spy Chiefs' Trial Opens in Germany

Senior Yugoslav intelligence service ex-officials Zvonko Mustac and Josip Perkovic are being tried in Munich for involvement in plotting the murder of a Croatian émigré in 1983.

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