28 Oct 16 Belgrade Acquits Bosnian Serb Fighter of Wartime Rape

The appeals court in Belgrade acquitted Serb former volunteer fighter Miodrag Zivkovic of taking part in raping two women in the Bosnian town of Bijeljina in 1992.

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27 Oct 16 Kosovo Urged to Protect Journalist after Death Threats

Media freedom campaigners condemned death threats made against tabloid editor Leonard Kerquki after he directed a television documentary on wartime crimes against Kosovo Serbs.

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27 Oct 16 Strasbourg Rejects Bosnians’ Torture Claim Against Serbia

The European Court of Human Rights rejected a complaint from 67 Bosnians who accused Belgrade of not properly investigating their alleged torture in detention camps in Serbia during and after the Bosnian war.

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26 Oct 16 ‘Croatian Spy’ Could be Yugoslav General Trial Witness

Former Croatian Serb rebel fighter Cedo Colovic, who was jailed by Serbia for espionage, has been proposed as a witness in a new war crimes prosecution of retired Yugoslav general Borislav Djukic.

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25 Oct 16 Bosnian Serbs Make Concession on Disputed Holiday

MPs in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska entity voted to make the entity’s annual holiday a secular event, after the state Constitutional Court ruled it unlawful, saying it discriminated against non-Orthodox Christians.

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25 Oct 16 Bosnia Finds Remains of Seven War Victims

The remains of seven victims of the 1992-95 war were discovered during an exhumation at a cemetery in the Modrica municipality on the northern Bosnian border with Croatia.

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25 Oct 16 Multi-Ethnic Bosnian War Memorial Faces Removal

The newly-elected mayor of the Bosnian town of Vares wants to remove a multi-ethnic monument to all victims of the 1992-95 war, saying that its construction did not follow legal requirements.

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25 Oct 16 Kosovo ‘Drenica Group’ Fighters’ Convictions Upheld

The appeals court upheld the verdict convicting ten former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army, including Sylejman Selimi, of crimes against civilians during the 1998-99 conflict.

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25 Oct 16 Bosnian Serb MPs to Vote on Disputed Holiday

Following a disputed referendum on the subject in the Bosnian Serb-led entity, the Republika Srpska assembly was due to meet on Tuesday to vote to make January 9 a 'secular' holiday.

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24 Oct 16 Belgrade Jews Oppose WWII Serbian Leader’s Rehabilitation

The Jewish Community of Belgrade said it would use all legal means to prevent the rehabilitation of Milan Nedic, Serbia’s WWII-era prime minister, arguing that he participated in the Holocaust.

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24 Oct 16 Serbian Interior Minister ‘Knew Who Killed Journalist’

An ex-director of Serbia’s intelligence agency told the trial of the alleged killers of an opposition journalist that former interior minister Dusan Mihajlovic said the murderer was a police special forces member.

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21 Oct 16 Serbian Court Acquits Security Officers of Attempted Murder

Three former Serbian state security officers have been acquitted of the attempted murder in 2000 of the then opposition party leader Vuk Draskovic during Slobodan Milosevic’s rule.

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20 Oct 16 Bosnian Serb Ex-Soldier Arrested for Foca Crimes

Police arrested former Bosnian Serb Army serviceman Zarko Vukovic on suspicion that he committed crimes against humanity against Bosniak civilians in Foca in 1992.

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19 Oct 16 BIRN’s Kosovo War Film Screened at Sarajevo University

Sarajevo University’s law and political sciences faculties screened BIRN’s documentary ‘The Unidentified’, about the Serbian fighters responsible for some of the worst atrocities of the Kosovo war in 1999.

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19 Oct 16 Srebrenica Victims Challenge Mayoral Election ‘Violations’

Srebrenica massacre victims’ associations have filed a criminal complaint alleging that electoral law was violated during this month’s municipal polls which gave the town its first post-war Serb mayor.

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