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18 Nov 17 Croatia Commemorates 26 Years Since Vukovar’s Fall

Thousands of Croatians, led by war veterans, victims’ families and politicians, gathered in the eastern town of Vukovar to commemorate the 26th anniversary of its fall to Yugoslav troops and Serb paramilitaries.

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17 Nov 17 Serb General Blames ‘Terrorists’ for Massacring Bosniaks

The defence team for Bosnian Serb general Novak Djukic, who was convicted of the 1995 Tuzla massacre, have blamed the attack on unknown “terrorists” - a claim that was sharply criticised by human rights campaigners.

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17 Nov 17 Serbian Security Service ‘Deployed Arkan’s Paramilitaries’

An expert witness told the Hague trial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic that the Serbian State Security Service, which they ran, was able to deploy paramilitary boss Arkan’s forces - a claim rejected by the defence.

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15 Nov 17 Serb Policeman Accused of Beating Kosovo Prisoners

At the trial of Zoran Vukotic, a Serb ex-policeman charged with war crimes in 1999, two Kosovo Albanian witnesses testified about the defendant’s alleged brutality against civilian prisoners.

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15 Nov 17 Ratko Mladic’s Son Expects Father’s Acquittal

Darko Mladic, the son of former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic, told BIRN that he believes that the Hague Tribunal will acquit his father next week and set him free.

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14 Nov 17 Landmark Srebrenica Trial Starts Over in Serbia

A Serbian court decided to restart a landmark Srebrenica war crimes trial from the beginning, instead of continuing where the process left off before it was temporarily halted by a higher court.

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14 Nov 17 Kosovo Witnesses Testify About Beatings, Murders by Serb Forces

Kosovo Albanian witnesses at the trial of Zoran Vukotic, a former Serb policeman charged with war crimes in 1999, testified that they were beaten by him and saw him committing murder.

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14 Nov 17 Four Serbian Men Convicted of Torching US Embassy

Four men were given suspended sentences for setting fire to the US embassy in Belgrade at a protest that broke out in 2008 after Kosovo declared independence from Serbia.

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14 Nov 17 BIRN Publishes Ratko Mladic Trial E-Book

Ahead of former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic’s war crimes verdict next week, BIRN has compiled all its reports on the landmark case into a free, downloadable e-book.

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13 Nov 17 Kosovo Court Upholds Serbian Church’s Right to Land

The Kosovo Appeals Court granted the Serbian Orthodox Church land ownership rights to a church that has been a source of dispute since the 1990s, rejecting an appeal from the University of Pristina.

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13 Nov 17 Serbia Declares Mladic Aides’ Indictment a State Secret

Serbia’s prosecution told BIRN that the indictment of 11 people who allegedly helped Bosnian Serb Army commander Ratko Mladic hide in Belgrade while he was a fugitive has been declared a state secret.

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10 Nov 17 Kosovo Aids Families of Macedonia Shootout Convicts

The Kosovo government will give 219,000 euro in aid to family members of ethnic Albanians convicted of terrorism or killed during the two-day Kumanovo gunbattle with police in Macedonia in 2015.

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09 Nov 17 Serbian Security Chief Denies Controlling ‘Scorpions’ Fighters

Former Serbian State Security Service chief Jovica Stanisic’s defence told the UN court in The Hague that he never controlled the Scorpions paramilitary unit which committed crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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09 Nov 17 Mladic Demands Urgent Hearing About His Poor Health

Ratko Mladic’s defence has asked the Hague Tribunal to hold an urgent session to discuss the former Bosnian Serb military chief’s poor state of health ahead of his trial verdict on November 22.

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08 Nov 17 UN Court Screens Video of Serbian Unit Shooting Bosniaks

At the trial of former Serbian State Security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic in The Hague, prosecutors played a video of paramilitaries from the Scorpions unit murdering men from Srebrenica in July 1995.

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