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29 May 15 Serbia Jails ex-Policemen for Beli Manastir Crimes

Three former Serb policemen in Croatia have been jailed for killing and mistreating non-Serb civilians in Beli Manastir during the war in Croatia in 1991.

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27 May 15 Kosovo ‘Drenica Group’ Guerrillas Jailed for Wartime Crimes

Two former senior members of the Kosovo Liberation Army, Sami Lushtaku and Sylejman Selimi, were convicted of crimes against civilians during the 1998-99 conflict.

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27 May 15 UN Presses Kosovo Over New War Court

The UN Security Council was told that Pristina must act quickly to set up a new special court to deal with alleged war crimes committed by senior Kosovo Liberation Army members.

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26 May 15 Serbia Told to Send Seselj to The Hague

The UN-backed war crimes court has told the Belgrade authorities to send Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj back to detention after he breached the terms of his temporary release.

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25 May 15 Serb Paramilitary ‘Captain Dragan’ Set for Extradition

The Croatian justice ministry confirmed that former Serb paramilitary leader Dragan Vasiljkovic will be extradited from Australia to Croatia by July 15 to stand trial for alleged war crimes.

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25 May 15 Kosovo ‘Drenica Group’ Guerrillas Make Final Acquittal Plea

Fifteen former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army’s wartime ‘Drenica Group’ cell told their trial that they defended their land from their enemy but did not commit war crimes.

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25 May 15 Tuzla Massacre Commemorated on Streets of Serbia

Belgrade rights activists collected messages of condolence on the streets of four Serbian cities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the killing of 71 people by Bosnian Serb forces in Tuzla.

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22 May 15 Kosovo Marks Anniversary of Dubrava Prison Mass Killings

Families of up to 130 prison inmates killed by Serb forces during the Kosovo war commemorated the 16th anniversary of their deaths and called for the perpetrators to finally be prosecuted.

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20 May 15 Kosovo Serb Politician ‘Gave Orders During Unrest’

A witness at the trial of the Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic said she saw him in uniform with a weapon and a radio transceiver during deadly unrest in Mitrovica in 2000.

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20 May 15 Serbian President Snubs Srebrenica Anniversary

President Tomislav Nikolic’s decision not to attend the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide was strongly criticised by rights campaigners in Serbia and Bosnia.

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20 May 15 Kosovo Appalled by Serbia’s Rehabilitation of Chetnik Chief

Belgrade’s recent rehabilitation of WWII Chetnik leader Dragoljub ‘Draza’ Mihailovic is being seen in Kosovo as the return of support for hardline nationalist ideas in Serbia.

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19 May 15 Rights Activist Defends Allegations Against Serbian General

Prominent rights activist Natasa Kandic, on trial for allegedly damaging the reputation of Serbia’s army chief, said she had evidence to back allegations he was involved in war crimes.

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19 May 15 Croatia Indicts Serb Camp Guards for Prisoner Abuse

Croatia's state attorney's office charged two former members of the wartime Serb rebel police force with crimes against humanity in a prison camp in Stara Gradiska in Croatia.

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18 May 15 Belgrade Urged to Name Street After Chetnik Leader

A Belgrade councillor asked the city authorities to name a street after WWII Chetnik general Dragoljub ‘Draza’ Mihailovic, who was executed for treason but recently rehabilitated by a Serbian court.

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15 May 15 Serb Paramilitary Captain Dragan’s Extradition Appeal Fails

An Australian court rejected an appeal by former Serb paramilitary leader Dragan Vasiljkovic against his extradition to Croatia where he is charged with war crimes committed in the 1990s conflict.

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