serb-general-s-defense-blames-terrorists-for-massacring-bosniaks-11-16-2017
17 Nov 17 Serb General Blames ‘Terrorists’ for Massacring Bosniaks

The defence team for Bosnian Serb general Novak Djukic, who was convicted of the 1995 Tuzla massacre, have blamed the attack on unknown “terrorists” - a claim that was sharply criticised by human rights campaigners.

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17 Nov 17 Serbian Security Service ‘Deployed Arkan’s Paramilitaries’

An expert witness told the Hague trial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic that the Serbian State Security Service, which they ran, was able to deploy paramilitary boss Arkan’s forces - a claim rejected by the defence.

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15 Nov 17 Ratko Mladic’s Son Expects Father’s Acquittal

Darko Mladic, the son of former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic, told BIRN that he believes that the Hague Tribunal will acquit his father next week and set him free.

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14 Nov 17 Landmark Srebrenica Trial Starts Over in Serbia

A Serbian court decided to restart a landmark Srebrenica war crimes trial from the beginning, instead of continuing where the process left off before it was temporarily halted by a higher court.

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14 Nov 17 Four Serbian Men Convicted of Torching US Embassy

Four men were given suspended sentences for setting fire to the US embassy in Belgrade at a protest that broke out in 2008 after Kosovo declared independence from Serbia.

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14 Nov 17 BIRN Publishes Ratko Mladic Trial E-Book

Ahead of former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic’s war crimes verdict next week, BIRN has compiled all its reports on the landmark case into a free, downloadable e-book.

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13 Nov 17 Kosovo Court Upholds Serbian Church’s Right to Land

The Kosovo Appeals Court granted the Serbian Orthodox Church land ownership rights to a church that has been a source of dispute since the 1990s, rejecting an appeal from the University of Pristina.

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13 Nov 17 Serbia Declares Mladic Aides’ Indictment a State Secret

Serbia’s prosecution told BIRN that the indictment of 11 people who allegedly helped Bosnian Serb Army commander Ratko Mladic hide in Belgrade while he was a fugitive has been declared a state secret.

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09 Nov 17 Serbian Security Chief Denies Controlling ‘Scorpions’ Fighters

Former Serbian State Security Service chief Jovica Stanisic’s defence told the UN court in The Hague that he never controlled the Scorpions paramilitary unit which committed crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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08 Nov 17 UN Court Screens Video of Serbian Unit Shooting Bosniaks

At the trial of former Serbian State Security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic in The Hague, prosecutors played a video of paramilitaries from the Scorpions unit murdering men from Srebrenica in July 1995.

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08 Nov 17 Bosnia Charges Serb Ex-Soldier with Wartime Rape

The Bosnian state prosecution charged former Bosnian Serb Army serviceman Dalibor Krstovic with the rape and sexual abuse of a Bosniak woman in Kalinovik in 1992. 

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08 Nov 17 Serbian State Security ‘Controlled Scorpions Paramilitary Unit’

An ex-member of the Scorpions told the trial of former Serbian State Security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic that the wartime paramilitary unit was “sponsored” by Belgrade.

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01 Nov 17 Hague Tribunal President Raps Serbia During Belgrade Visit

The president of the UN war crimes court told Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic that Belgrade’s decision to allow freed war criminal Vladimir Lazarevic to lecture at the Serbian Military Academy was “unacceptable”.

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01 Nov 17 Bosnia Arrests Man with Missing Copy of Dayton Agreement

The Bosnian Serb police arrested a man in the town of Pale after they searched his apartment and found an original copy of the 1995 Dayton Peace Agreement that ended the Bosnian war.

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01 Nov 17 BIRN Publishes Kosovo War Crimes Court E-Book

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network has published an e-book about the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, aiming to increase understanding about the newly-established court that will try ex-guerrillas for crimes during and after the war.

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