kosovo-serbs-petition-for-ivanovic-s-release
17 Apr 14 Belgrade Campaigns for Kosovo Serb Politician’s Release

The Serbian government and the political party of detained Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic, who is accused of war crimes, have launched a petition demanding his release.

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croatia-president-all-war-crimes-must-be-punished
17 Apr 14 Croatia President: All War Crimes Must Be Punished

President Ivo Josipovic said that many war crimes still remain unprosecuted, sending the wrong message to Croatian society and to future generations.

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bosnian-croat-s-prozor-murder-and-torture-trial-opens
17 Apr 14 Bosnian Croat’s Prozor Murder and Torture Trial Opens

Former Croatian Defence Council fighter Nikola Maric is accused of involvement in the detentions, persecution and killings of Bosniaks in the Prozor area in 1992 and 1993.

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bosnian-serb-blue-eagles-paramilitary-milun-kornjaca
17 Apr 14 Bosnian Serb ‘Blue Eagles’ Fighter Denies Killings

Former fighter Milun Kornjaca, accused of the imprisonment, torture and murder of Bosniaks in the Cajnice area in 1992, told the court that he had nothing to do with any of the crimes.

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kosovo-and-albania-mark-anniversary-of-1999-exodus
16 Apr 14 Kosovo and Albania Mark Anniversary of 1999 Exodus

Pristina and Tirana commemorated the 15th anniversary of the Kosovo exodus when thousands of ethnic Albanians fled their homes seeking refuge from the conflict with Serbian forces.

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kosovo-serb-arrest-linked-to-kosovo-war-aftermath
16 Apr 14 Kosovo Serb Arrested for Post-War Murder

The EU rule-of-law mission has arrested a Serb for an alleged murder linked to violent unrest that rocked northern Kosovo in 2000 after the war with Belgrade’s forces ended.

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eu-resolving-murder-of-djindjic-not-a-direct-condition
16 Apr 14 Serbia’s EU Progress ‘Not Dependent on Djindjic Case’

Revealing the background to PM Zoran Djindjic’s murder would help Serbia’s progress towards membership but is not a direct condition for successful negotiations, the European Commission told BIRN.

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croatia-rejects-ex-yugoslav-spy-s-extradition-appeal
16 Apr 14 Croatia Dismisses Ex-Yugoslav Spy’s Extradition Appeal

The Croatian supreme court rejected an appeal against extradition by former intelligence agent Zdravko Mustac, who is wanted in Germany over his alleged involvement in a political assassination.

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bosnian-croat-fighters-indicted-for-kiseljak-torture
16 Apr 14 Bosnian Croat Fighters Indicted for Kiseljak Torture

Four ex-members of the Croatian Defence Council, whose arrests sparked a protest in Kiseljak, are accused of the torture and inhumane treatment of prisoners of war in 1993.

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tribunal-rejects-mladic-s-aquittal-request
15 Apr 14 Hague Tribunal Rejects Ratko Mladic’s Acquittal Plea

The international court turned down former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic’s request to quash the genocide and war crime charges against him midway through his trial.

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croatia-vows-to-aid-wartime-sex-abuse-victims
15 Apr 14 Croatia Vows to Aid Wartime Sex Abuse Victims

The Croatian authorities have launched new draft legislation aimed at providing financial and psychological help for people who were raped or sexually abused during the 1991-95 war.

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serbia-rehabilitates-queen-maria
15 Apr 14 Serbia Rehabilitates Queen Maria of Yugoslavia

A Belgrade court rehabilitated former queen Maria Karadjordjevic, ruling that she was illegally stripped of her property and citizenship by the communist authorities in 1947.

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bosniak-recalls-wife-s-murder-in-kokino-selo
15 Apr 14 Bosniak Recalls Wife’s Murder in Kokino Selo

A witness told the war crimes trial of Bosnian Serb ex-fighter Dragan Sekaric how his wife was killed while trying to escape an attack on the village of Kokino Selo near Gorazde in May 1992.

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romeo-and-juliet-connects-belgrade-and-pristina
14 Apr 14 ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Connects Belgrade and Pristina

Actors from Serbia and Kosovo have joined forces to stage a joint production of the Shakespeare play in a bid to promote mutual understanding and connections.

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croatian-ngos-deep-divisions-within-croatian-society
14 Apr 14 Post-War Reconciliation in Croatia ‘Stalled’, Report Warns

No new war crimes indictments were raised against Croatian troops last year and discussions about dealing with the past have “deeply polarised” society, a Zagreb-based NGO warned.

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