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17 Dec 14 Croatia Offers Concession to Protesting Veterans

The Croatian government met one of the demands of ex-soldiers from the 1991-95 war who have been protesting for two months outside the veterans’ ministry in Zagreb.

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17 Dec 14 UN Troops ‘Detained to Stop NATO Attacks’

A Bosnian Serb journalist told Ratko Mladic’s trial that he filmed captive UN peacekeepers for a TV report in a bid to stop further NATO air strikes on the Bosnian Serb Army in 1995.

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16 Dec 14 Bosnia Arrests Ten Wartime Serb Security Officials

The former Bosnian Serb police and military officials are accused of the mass persecution of Bosniaks in July 1992, when 67 civilians from a village in the Zvornik municipality were killed.

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16 Dec 14 Applauding Mladic Ejected from Courtroom

Ratko Mladic was temporarily ejected from his war crimes trial at the Hague Tribunal for clapping his hands when a witness said he would go down in history as a positive person.

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16 Dec 14 EU Urged to Widen Kosovo Mission Graft Probe

An independent expert appointed to investigate allegations of corruption inside the EU’s rule-of-law mission in Kosovo only has a ‘limited’ role, warned Human Rights Watch.

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16 Dec 14 Bosnian Serb Policemen Jailed for Wartime Murder

Ex-policemen Slobodan Tarandzic and Dusko Zec were sentenced to three years in prison each for war crimes over the killing of a Bosniak in the Serb-led Republika Srpska entity in 1993.

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15 Dec 14 Missing Persons Commission Gets Permanent Global Role

The International Commission on Missing Persons, founded to identify people who disappeared during the Yugoslav wars, will now move its headquarters from Sarajevo to The Hague.

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15 Dec 14 Bosniak Soldier ‘Wasn’t Near Trusina Massacre Site’

A witness said his own investigation showed that Nihad Bojadzic, former deputy commander of the Bosnian Army’s Zulfikar Squad, wasn’t near Trusina when more than 20 Bosnian Croats were killed.

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15 Dec 14 Kosovo Officials Vow Serb ‘Peace Park’ Removal

Kosovo Albanian officials have again promised to get rid of a ‘peace park’ created by Serbs to replace a barricade on the bridge that divides the town of Mitrovica.

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12 Dec 14 Bosnia Charges 15 Serbs for Zecovi Massacre

The former fighters and local Serb officials are accused of involvement in the mass killings, rapes and torture of Bosniaks in the village of Zecovi near Prijedor in the summer of 1992.

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12 Dec 14 Serb Paramilitary ‘Captain Dragan’ Closer to Extradition

Former Serb paramilitary commander Dragan Vasiljkovic’s court plea to stop his extradition from Australia to Croatia, where he is wanted for alleged war crimes, was turned down.

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12 Dec 14 EU Kosovo Mission Graft Claim Report ‘Missing’

A vital internal report by an EU prosecutor about suspicions of corruption inside the EULEX rule-of-law mission in Kosovo has disappeared, said the European Ombudsman.

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12 Dec 14 Alleged Bosnian Wartime Child-Killer Surrenders

Former Bosnian Serb Army soldier Radoman Fundup, who is suspected of killing several civilians including children aged six and 13 in Foca in 1992, gave himself up to the authorities.

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12 Dec 14 Serbs ‘Wanted to Stop Bosnian Islamic State’

The Bosnian Serbs’ wartime goal was not to destroy the country, but to stop Bosniaks establishing an Islamic state, a former Serb official told Ratko Mladic’s trial.

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11 Dec 14 EU Names New Kosovo Tribunal Chief Prosecutor

US lawyer David Schwendiman will be the chief prosecutor of the new special war crimes court that is expected to prosecute senior Kosovo Liberation Army figures, BIRN has learned.

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