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18 Aug 17 UN Court Ends Case Against Serbian Radical

The Hague Tribunal has terminated proceedings against Jovo Ostojic, a member of Vojislav Seselj’s nationalist Serbian Radical Party who was wanted for alleged witness intimidation, after he died in June.

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18 Aug 17 Belgrade Wants Serbian War Criminals Jailed in Serbia

Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic urged the UN to allow Serbian citizens convicted of war crimes to serve their sentences in their home country, although this request was not granted when he asked in 2013.

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16 Aug 17 US Blames Serbian WWII Regime for Jews’ Deaths

The US State Department said the Nazi-backed Serbian government of Milan Nedic, whose descendants are seeking his legal rehabilitation, was responsible for most of the WWII-era deaths of Serbia’s Jews.

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15 Aug 17 Serbia’s Plan for Post-WWII Restitution ‘Flawed’

The Serbian government is to decide on a formula to calculate compensation for property seized after World War II, but the Network for Restitution argues the authorities have no real idea of the cost.

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14 Aug 17 Belgrade to Name Street After Kosovo War Dead

A new boulevard in Belgrade will be named in honour of Yugoslav Army soldiers killed in a Kosovo Liberation Army ambush in 1998, which Serbia considers a war crime.

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05 Aug 17 Croatia Honours Operation Storm Victory, Mourns Deaths

Politicians celebrated the 22nd anniversary of the victorious military Operation Storm, saying it allowed Croatia to become a modern European state, at a commemoration which this year was almost free of extreme nationalist outbursts.

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05 Aug 17 Serbia Commemorates Victims of Croatia’s Operation Storm

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said he hopes Serbs will forgive but never forget the crimes committed against murdered and exiled victims of the Croatian military’s Operation Storm 22 years ago.

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04 Aug 17 Serbia’s Fears about Kosovo Joining Interpol ‘Unfounded’

Belgrade admits that Kosovo could soon become a member of Interpol, but its fear that this might lead to the arrest of members of Serbian security forces are misplaced, experts said.

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28 Jul 17 Hague Tribunal Denies Bosnian Serb General Early Release

The UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague refused Bosnian Serb general Radivoje Miletic’s request for early release because he has not served two-thirds of his sentence, according to the court’s reckoning.

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26 Jul 17 Serbian Court Rejects Restart of Srebrenica Trial

A Belgrade court rejected the war crimes prosecutor’s motion to continue a landmark trial of eight former Serb policemen for the Srebrenica massacres, saying the request was based on charges already dismissed.

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25 Jul 17 Serbia ‘Staged Unfair Trials of Kosovo Albanians’: Report

Serbian courts staged almost 2,000 unfair trials of Kosovo Albanians from 1998 to 2000, violating their rights and using discredited techniques to convict them, claimed a report by the Humanitarian Law Centre.

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25 Jul 17 Hague Tribunal Frees Stanisic, Simatovic from Custody

The UN court granted temporary release for the summer recess to former Serbian security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic, who are being retried for war crimes in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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24 Jul 17 Serbia Prosecutor Files Motion to Restart Srebrenica Trial

Serbia’s war crimes prosecutor filed a motion to restart a landmark trial of eight former Serb policemen for the Srebrenica massacres after it was halted when an appeals court threw out the charges.

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24 Jul 17 Serbia Urged to Sue NATO, UN over Kosovo Deaths

The families of Serb farmers killed in Kosovo 18 years ago urged Belgrade to sue the NATO peacekeeping force and the UN Mission in Kosovo for not preventing the murders - although experts warned this would be difficult.

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20 Jul 17 Vucic Named Bytyqi Murder Suspect, Alleges Family

Three sources told BIRN that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that former high-ranking police officer Goran ‘Guri’ Radosavljevic was responsible for the killings of the Albanian-American Bytyqi brothers in 1999.

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