28 Oct 16 Belgrade Acquits Bosnian Serb Fighter of Wartime Rape

The appeals court in Belgrade acquitted Serb former volunteer fighter Miodrag Zivkovic of taking part in raping two women in the Bosnian town of Bijeljina in 1992.

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27 Oct 16 Strasbourg Rejects Bosnians’ Torture Claim Against Serbia

The European Court of Human Rights rejected a complaint from 67 Bosnians who accused Belgrade of not properly investigating their alleged torture in detention camps in Serbia during and after the Bosnian war.

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26 Oct 16 ‘Croatian Spy’ Could be Yugoslav General Trial Witness

Former Croatian Serb rebel fighter Cedo Colovic, who was jailed by Serbia for espionage, has been proposed as a witness in a new war crimes prosecution of retired Yugoslav general Borislav Djukic.

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24 Oct 16 Belgrade Jews Oppose WWII Serbian Leader’s Rehabilitation

The Jewish Community of Belgrade said it would use all legal means to prevent the rehabilitation of Milan Nedic, Serbia’s WWII-era prime minister, arguing that he participated in the Holocaust.

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24 Oct 16 Serbian Interior Minister ‘Knew Who Killed Journalist’

An ex-director of Serbia’s intelligence agency told the trial of the alleged killers of an opposition journalist that former interior minister Dusan Mihajlovic said the murderer was a police special forces member.

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21 Oct 16 Serbian Court Acquits Security Officers of Attempted Murder

Three former Serbian state security officers have been acquitted of the attempted murder in 2000 of the then opposition party leader Vuk Draskovic during Slobodan Milosevic’s rule.

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19 Oct 16 BIRN’s Kosovo War Film Screened at Sarajevo University

Sarajevo University’s law and political sciences faculties screened BIRN’s documentary ‘The Unidentified’, about the Serbian fighters responsible for some of the worst atrocities of the Kosovo war in 1999.

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19 Oct 16 Trump Urged to Reject Vojislav Seselj’s Support

Former US diplomats, academics and activists called on presidential candidate Donald Trump to disavow support from Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj, who is on trial for alleged war crimes.

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19 Oct 16 First Witnesses Testify Against Serb Paramilitary ‘Captain Dragan’

Former Croatian prisoners of war were the first witnesses at the war crimes trial of the 1990s Serb paramilitary commander Dragan Vasiljkovic, better known as ‘Captain Dragan’.

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18 Oct 16 Serbian Rights Group Challenges Defamation Conviction

The Humanitarian Law Centre will appeal to the Constitutional Court over a ruling ordering it to compensate Serbian Army chief Ljubisa Dikovic for accusing him of involvement in war crimes in Kosovo and Bosnia.

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18 Oct 16 Croatia Indicts Yugoslav General for War Crimes Again

Prosecutors accused retired Yugoslav People’s Army general Borislav Djukic of being responsible for deadly attacks on Croatian civilians and property in the Sibenik area during the war.

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13 Oct 16 Belgrade Acquits Bosnian Serb Soldier of Killing Croat

Former Bosnian Serb soldier Goran Sinik was acquitted of committing a war crime by murdering a Croat civilian in Gradiska in September 1992 during the Bosnian war.

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12 Oct 16 Kosovo MPs Demand Serbia Releases Police Director

Kosovo’s parliament passed a resolution calling for the release of Mitrovica police director Nehat Thaci, who was arrested in Serbia on terrorism charges, and for the EU to intervene to ensure he is freed.

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11 Oct 16 Kosovo Serb Leader Ivanovic Appeals Against Conviction

Kosovo Serb political party leader Oliver Ivanovic, convicted of war crimes for ordering the murder of ethnic Albanians in Mitrovica in April 1999, launched an appeal against his nine-year sentence.

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10 Oct 16 Kosovo Police Director Denies Serbian ‘Terror’ Charges

Nehat Thaci, the Kosovo Police director in the Mitrovica area who was arrested last month by Serbia, denied charges accusing him of staging a terrorist attack on a Serb family in 1999.

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