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24 Oct 14 Bosniaks Mark Closure of Detention Camp for Serbs

For the first time, Bosniak ex-prisoners commemorated the shutdown of a wartime prison camp where the Bosnian Army detained hundreds of Serbs in Celebici in 1992.

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ex-bosnian-fighter-verdict-next-month
24 Oct 14 Bosniak Soldier Awaits Dusina Massacre Verdict

Prosecutors demanded a guilty verdict for Bosnian Army ex-soldier Vehid Subotic, accused of ordering a massacre in the village of Dusina in 1993, while his defence insisted he was innocent.

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protesters-are-staying-until-demands-are-fulfilled
24 Oct 14 Croatian Veterans Vow to Continue Tent-Camp Protest

Former soldiers camped out in front of the war veterans’ ministry for the fifth day in a row, demanding improved benefits and the resignation of the minister.

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24 Oct 14 Macedonia Demands Sacking of ‘Communist Police Informers’

The Macedonian state office tasked with rooting out communist-era informers has asked for them to be sacked from their jobs, but critics say suspects are being targeted for political reasons.

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23 Oct 14 Mladic Trial to Hear New Mass Grave Evidence

Hague Tribunal prosecutors have been granted permission to present new forensic evidence found at Tomasica, Bosnia’s biggest mass grave, in the war crimes case against Ratko Mladic.

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23 Oct 14 Disabled Croatian Veterans Rally After Protest Death

War veterans who have been protesting in Zagreb for several days held a commemoration for a wheelchair-bound female ex-soldier who reportedly died from exhaustion at a late-night rally.

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ex-bosnian-croat-fighter-jailed-for-zepce-crimes
23 Oct 14 Bosnian Croat Jailed for Assaulting Wounded Prisoners

Perica Adzic, a former member of the Croatian Defence Council, was jailed for four years for war crimes against wounded prisoners at an improvised medical unit in Zepce in 1993.

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serbian-ex-policemen-skips-trial-again
23 Oct 14 Serbia Orders Arrest of Ex-Policeman Fighting in Ukraine

Former Serbian anti-terrorist police spokesperson Radomir Pocuca, on trial for threatening peace campaigners, faces arrest for not appearing in court after he joined pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine.

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23 Oct 14 Mladic Witness: Muslims Planned ‘Slaughter’ in Vlasenica

A defence witness told Ratko Mladic’s war crimes trial that he saw a Bosniak municipal official’s journal that contained information about preparations for an attack in Vlasenica in 1992.

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kosovo-govt-reckons-around-20-thousand-war-veterans
22 Oct 14 Kosovo Liberation Army Veterans Estimated at 20,000

Government estimates suggest that a headcount will reveal that some 20,000 guerrillas fought for the Kosovo Liberation Army against Serbian forces and are entitled to veterans’ pensions.

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witnesses-give-bosnian-serb-fighter-alibi
22 Oct 14 Bosnian Serb Soldier Given Alibi for Visegrad Violence

Two Serb ex-soldiers said their fellow serviceman Vitomir Rackovic was actually on the frontline at the same time he is alleged to have attacked villages in the Visegrad area in 1992.

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serbian-police-official-to-serve-sentence-in-germany
22 Oct 14 Serbian Police Official to Be Jailed in Germany

Former high-ranking Serbian interior ministry official Vlastimir Djordjevic will be sent to a German prison to serve his 18-year sentence for war crimes against Albanians in Kosovo.

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mladic-s-witness-blames-muslims-for-foca-conflict
22 Oct 14 Mladic Witness: Muslims Started Conflict in Foca

Bosniaks refused a peace deal that could have averted fighting in the city of Foca in 1992 and began military operations first, a former Bosnian Serb official told Ratko Mladic’s war crimes trial.

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prisoners-tortured-with-electricity
21 Oct 14 Bosnian Serb Policemen Accused of Torture in Bileca

A prosecution witness told the trial of three ex-policemen accused of abusing non-Serb prisoners that detainees were tortured at a police station and a student dorm in Bileca in 1992.

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bosnian-war-crimes-indictments-bring-problems
21 Oct 14 Rise in Bosnia War Crime Indictments Tests Courts

The Bosnian prosecution has indicted 63 people for war crimes this year – a record number compared to previous years – but the increase is stretching the system’s ability to cope.

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