montenegro-urged-to-probe-police-torture-against-bosniaks-in-1990s
26 Nov 14 Montenegro Urged to Probe Bosniak’s Torture Claims

Montenegrin watchdog MANS urged the authorities to investigate allegations by a Bosniak ex-prisoner who was convicted of libel after writing a book about his alleged torture in jail during wartime.

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belgrade-sentenced-serb-fighter-for-ovcara-massacre
26 Nov 14 Serbia Jails Fighter for Massacre in Croatia

The Belgrade appeals court jailed ex-fighter Petar Ciric for 15 years over a mass killing at Ovcara Farm near Vukovar in Croatia after the town fell to Serbian troops in 1991.

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croatia-will-block-serbia-without-war-crimes-prosecution
25 Nov 14 Croatia Threatens Serbia EU Bid Over War Crimes

Croatia’s justice minister warned that Zagreb will block Serbia’s EU accession talks if Belgrade does not prosecute war criminals and outlaw support for the nationalist Chetnik movement.

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key-witness-changes-testimony-in-perkovic-mustac-case
25 Nov 14 Key Witness Changes Story in Yugoslav Spy Trial

An ex-intelligence agent said he lied in testimony which prosecutors hoped would help convict former Yugoslav spy chiefs Zdravko Mustac and Josip Perkovic of killing a Croatian émigré.

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witness-k-my-husband-was-beaten-in-likovc-detention-centre
25 Nov 14 Kosovo Guerrillas Accused of Beating Prisoner

A witness told the trial of the Kosovo Liberation Army’s ‘Drenica Group’ cell, accused of assaulting prisoners during the 1998-99 war, that her husband was seriously beaten at a KLA jail.

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serbian-media-bias-over-war-crimes-reporting
25 Nov 14 Serbian Media ‘Ethnically Biased’ on War Crimes

Serbian media still show significant ethnic bias when reporting on war crimes trials in domestic courts, portraying Serbs as the victims and promoting nationalist ideas.

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mladic-witness-no-crimes-in-susica-jail-camp
25 Nov 14 Mladic Witness: No Crimes in Susica Jail Camp

A defence witness told Ratko Mladic’s war crimes trial that he didn’t see Serb fighters abusing Bosniak prisoners at the Susica detention camp in the Vlasenica area in 1992.

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bosnian-serb-refugee-recalls-son-s-murder
24 Nov 14 Bosnian Serb Refugee Recalls Son’s Murder

A woman testified how her son was shot dead when Serb civilians were attacked by Bosniak forces while fleeing from the Gorazde area in 1992.

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24 Nov 14 Hague Tribunal Defends Vojislav Seselj Release

The president of the UN-backed court, Theodor Meron, defended the temporary release of war crimes defendant Seselj after the Croatian leadership called it a setback for international justice.

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kosovo-liberation-army-veterans-benefits-from-january-next-year
24 Nov 14 Kosovo Ex-Guerrillas Promised Pensions in 2015

The authorities in Pristina said that ex-guerrillas verified as having fought for the Kosovo Liberation Army against Serbian forces will get veterans’ pensions from January.

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macedonian-clerics-mull-lustration-checkups
21 Nov 14 Macedonian Clerics Mull Lustration Checkups

Top Macedonian Orthodox Church clerics are thinking of voluntarily taking a lustration test, so as to remove any suspicions that priests and bishops once acted as spies for the former Communist-era secret police.

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croatian-mep-initiates-resolution-on-seselj-in-european-parliament
21 Nov 14 Croat MEP Wants Strasbourg to Denounce Seselj

A Croatian European Parliamentarian, Andrej Plenkovic, has tabled a critical resolution on the Serbian nationalist Vojislav Seselj, which he wants fellow MEPS to back next week.

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witness-claims-muslims-left-kljuc-voluntarily
21 Nov 14 Mladic Witness Says Muslims Left Kljuc ‘Voluntarily’

A defence witness for former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic claimed that the Serbian civilian and military authorities never intended to expel Muslims and Croats from Kljuc in 1992.

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un-concerned-due-to-trbic-s-release-to-liberty
21 Nov 14 UN Justice Experts Condemn Trbic’s Release

Human rights experts of the United Nations, UN, express fear the release of Milorad Trbic, whose verdict for genocide was quashed, might lead to the 're-victimization of victims'.

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former-zvornik-policemen-charged-with-genocide
20 Nov 14 Ex-Zvornik Police Charged with Srebrenica Genocide

The Bosnian Prosecution has filed an indictment against Dragomir Vasic, Danilo Zoljic and Radomir Pantic for genocide in Srebrenica - in what has been described as one of the most comprehensive indictments concerning the 1995 mass slaughter.

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