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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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 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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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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29 Jan 16 Kosovo Serbs Rally for Jailed Politician Ivanovic

Several hundred Serbs took to the streets of the Kosovo town of Mitrovica to support politician Oliver Ivanovic, who was jailed for ordering the murder of ethnic Albanians in April 1999.

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28 Jan 16 Kosovo Serb Leader Ivanovic Back Behind Bars

Kosovo Serb political party chief Ivanovic, who was under house arrest pending his appeal against his recent war crimes conviction for ordering ethnic Albanians’ murders, was ordered back into custody.

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27 Jan 16 Belgrade Honours Bravery of Serb Who Saved Bosniak

Twenty-three years after death of Srdjan Aleksic, a Bosnian Serb who died saving his Bosniak friend’s life during wartime in 1993, Belgrade officials unveiled a sign dedicating a city street to him.

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27 Jan 16 Balkan States ‘Face Persistent Human Rights Problems’

Inadequate war crimes prosecutions, discrimination against minorities and poor protection of refugees were persistent problems in the Balkans in 2015, said a report by Human Rights Watch.

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26 Jan 16 Belgrade Security Chief ‘Closely Monitored Murdered Journalist’

A former state security officer testified that his chief, murder defendant Milan Radonjic, was taking “unusual” interest in the surveillance of journalist Slavko Curuvija before he was killed in 1999.

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26 Jan 16 Serbian Fighters Deny Killing 118 Kosovo Civilians

Eleven Serbian ex-fighters pleaded not guilty to war crimes in the Kosovo villages of Ljubenic, Cuska, Pavlan and Zahac in 1999, but anger erupted in the courtroom after the prosecution changed the indictment again.

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25 Jan 16 Serbian Security Officers Deny Knowing Journalist’s Killers

Two state security officers said they had opposition journalist Slavko Curuvija under surveillance on the day he was murdered in 1999, but denied having any knowledge about who shot him.

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22 Jan 16 Serbia Flouts Victims' Reparation Rights, Report

Despite the international conventions it has signed, Serbian courts blatantly violate victims' rights to reparations, Belgrade rights group says in a report.

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22 Jan 16 Belgrade Slams Kosovo Serb Leader’s ‘Political’ Conviction

Serbian officials alleged the war crimes conviction of Kosovo Serb political party leader Oliver Ivanovic was an attempt to calm anger in Kosovo about a new tribunal that will try KLA guerrilla leaders.

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