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23 Apr 15 Serbia Urged to Adopt War Crimes Strategy

A Belgrade-based rights group presented its model strategy for the prosecution of war crimes, urging the Serbian authorities to adopt their own official one as soon as possible.

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23 Apr 15 Prosecutor: ‘No Alibis’ for Kosovo ‘Drenica Group’ Guerrillas

In his closing statement at the trial of a Kosovo Liberation Army cell accused of assaulting prisoners during the 1998-99 war, the EU prosecutor said they had no reliable alibis.

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22 Apr 15 Serbia to Probe Suspected Kosovo War Mass Grave

In the latest search for Kosovo war victims, an investigation will begin on Thursday at a suspected mass grave near the southern town of Novi Pazar, Serbia’s missing persons commission told BIRN.

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21 Apr 15 Kosovo Launches Missing Persons Week

Events are being held to highlight that over 1,650 people still haven’t been found since the Kosovo war ended, while a new excavation of a suspected mass grave in Serbia has also been announced.

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20 Apr 15 Kosovo FM Thaci’s Belgrade Visit Cancelled

A Belgrade-based NGO which asked Kosovo Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci to visit the Serbian capital for a conference has revoked the invitation, blaming what it said was political pressure.

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20 Apr 15 Serbian PM ‘Misused’ WWII Death Camp Anniversary

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic was accused of using a speech he made at a commemoration for victims of the Croatian-run WWII Jasenovac concentration camp for his own propaganda.

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20 Apr 15 Kosovo Leaders Vow Commitment to New War Court

Kosovo’s president and prime minister assured a US official that they are committed to establishing a new special court which is expected to try high-ranking former Kosovo Liberation Army figures.

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17 Apr 15 Thousands Join Kosovo Massacre Reburial Ceremony

The remains of 21 Kosovo Albanians killed by Belgrade’s forces in 1999 and then found hidden in a mass grave in Serbia were reburied in the village of Cikatove e Vjeter.

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17 Apr 15 US Warns Kosovo: Approve New War Court Quickly

The US ambassador to Pristina said Washington wouldn’t continue blocking Russia’s attempts to set up a Kosovo war crimes tribunal if Kosovo’s parliament doesn’t approve a new EU-backed court soon.

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16 Apr 15 Kosovo’s Thaci Given Serbia Arrest Warning

Kosovo foreign minister Hashim Thaci could attend an NGO conference in Belgrade later this month although a warrant for his arrest for alleged war crimes is still active in Serbia.

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16 Apr 15 Murdered US Albanians’ Brother Warns Serbian PM

The brother of three Albanian-Americans killed in Kosovo just after the war urged the Serbian prime minister to make progress to resolve the murder before his planned visit to the US.

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16 Apr 15 Freed Croatian Serb Leader Hadzic Arrives in Serbia

War crimes defendant Goran Hadzic arrived in the Serbian capital after being temporarily released by the UN court in The Hague for cancer treatment.

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15 Apr 15 Kosovo Cuts Serb Policeman’s War Crime Sentence

The appeals court in Pristina reduced former reservist policeman Ivan Radivojevic’s sentence from eight to six years in prison for beating up Kosovo Albanian civilians who were fleeing the 1990s conflict.

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15 Apr 15 Return to Detention ‘Could Kill Seselj’, Doctors Claim

War crimes defendant Vojislav Seselj’s life would be in danger if he is sent back to the Hague Tribunal’s detention centre because he would refuse cancer treatment there, his doctors said.

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15 Apr 15 Kosovo Announces New Mass Grave Searches

Kosovo’s government commission on missing persons announced that there will be searches at 20 new locations where there are suspected to be mass graves from the late 1990s war.

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