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05 Feb 16 Sarajevo Commemorates Deadly Market Attack

Mourners gathered to mark the 22nd anniversary of the shelling of Sarajevo’s Markale marketplace and to remember the 68 people who were killed in the blast in 1994.

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05 Feb 16 Euro MPs Criticise Serbia’s Welcome for War Criminal

A European Parliament resolution criticised Serbia for staging an official welcomes for a released war criminals and urged Belgrade to do more to find missing persons from the 1990s conflicts.

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05 Feb 16 Croatia Parliament Backs Controversial WWII Commemoration

The parliamentary presidency voted to reintroduce sponsorship of an event in Bleiburg in Austria commemorating the deaths of tens of thousands of Nazi-allied Croatian troops and civilians.

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04 Feb 16 Serbia Jails Bosnian Serb Soldier for Srebrenica Massacre

Bosnian Serb ex-soldier Brano Gojkovic was jailed for ten years after making a plea bargain with the Serbian prosecution, admitting he took part in executing 800 Bosniaks from Srebrenica in 1995.

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04 Feb 16 Bosniak Ex-Fighter Jailed for Serdari Village Massacre

Former Territorial Defence fighter Fikret Planincic’s 11-year prison sentence for taking part in the 1992 killings of nine Serb civilians, including two children, has been upheld on appeal.

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04 Feb 16 Constitutional Court Ruling Adds to Bosnia's Turmoil

Bosnia's state parliament has told the Constitutional Commission - which has rejected a Bosnian Serb proposal to reform the Constitutional Court - to re-examine the proposal.

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04 Feb 16 Bosnian Serb Police Chief ‘Unaware of Subordinates’ Crimes’

Testifying in defence of Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic, a former police chief said he did not know in 1992 that a special police squad under his command killed Bosniaks and Croats.

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04 Feb 16 Serbia to Adopt War Crimes Strategy by July

The Serbian justice ministry has finalised its first war crimes strategy, expected to be adopted in the first half of 2016, promising to punish perpetrators while improving witness protection and transparency.

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03 Feb 16 Kosovo Asks Serbia to Open Military Archives

The Kosovo government commission on missing persons called on Belgrade to open Serbia’s military and police archives in order to help find the locations of wartime mass graves.

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03 Feb 16 Belgrade Protesters Rally for Srebrenica Case Activist

Protesters rallied outside the magistrates court in Belgrade before rights activist Anita Mitic’s hearing for allegedly breaking Serbian law by holding a commemoration of the Srebrenica massacres last year.

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03 Feb 16 Croatian War Criminal Vows to Prove Mercep Innocent

Jailed war criminal Igor Mikola, a former member of the ‘Mercepovci’ police unit, claimed he can prove its alleged commander Tomislav Mercep is innocent and reveal information about other crimes.

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03 Feb 16 Two Bosnian Croat War Crimes Suspects Surrender

Two former Croatian Defence Council fighters surrendered to the state prosecution after it announced they were under investigation for war crimes against civilians in the southern town of Stolac.

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02 Feb 16 Hague Prosecutors Dispute Mladic Expert’s Srebrenica Testimony

At the trial of Ratko Mladic, prosecutors tried to undermine claims by an expert witness who testified that thousands of Bosniaks were killed in fighting while escaping from Srebrenica, not in massacres.

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02 Feb 16 Kosovo Reviews War Veterans List After Protest

After a protest in Pristina, Kosovo’s ministry of labour and social welfare said it was checking 3,400 appeals from people whose applications to be registered as wartime KLA guerrillas were rejected.

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01 Feb 16 Bosnian Serb Referendum ‘Can’t Destroy State Judiciary’

Legal experts said a referendum in Bosnia’s Serb-led entity Republika Srpska questioning the authority of the state court and prosecution would not weaken the state judiciary but would destabilise the country.

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