19 Oct 17 European Court Rejects Bosniak Prisoners’ Case Against Serbia

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that a complaint against Serbia by Bosniaks who were imprisoned in Serbian detention camps during the Bosnian war was inadmissible.

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18 Oct 17 Arkan’s Fighters ‘Killed Non-Serbs’ at Croatia Base

The trial of former Serbian security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic was told that fighters allegedly controlled by the defendants detained and killed non-Serbs at a base in Croatia run by paramilitary boss Arkan.

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18 Oct 17 Freed Serbian War Criminal to Teach at Military Academy

Serbia’s defence minister said that former Yugoslav Army officer Vladimir Lazarevic, who served a sentence for war crimes in Kosovo and will now teach cadets at the Military Academy, should be a ‘role model’.

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18 Oct 17 Serbian Govt Promises to Fund NATO Bombing Probe

Serbia’s environmental protection minister said the government is ready to financially support the establishment of a laboratory to investigate the medical consequences of the 1999 NATO bombing.

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17 Oct 17 Arkan’s Masked Paramilitaries Accused of Croatia Killings

At the trial of former Serbian security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic, a prosecution witness said that paramilitary boss Arkan’s unit - allegedly controlled by the defendants - murdered Croats in 1991.

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16 Oct 17 Russian Minister Says Hague Tribunal ‘Should Be Closed’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the UN war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia should have been shut down long ago because it is biased against Serbs.

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13 Oct 17 Kosovo Honours US Pilot for 1999 NATO Bombing

Kosovo honoured the US Air Force’s chief of staff David Goldfein, who was shot down as a pilot during the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, with the country’s ‘Order of Freedom’.

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12 Oct 17 Serbian Minister Reaffirms Praise for Freed War Criminals

Serbian Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin lashed out at the US ambassador to Belgrade after the diplomat criticised him for his recent public praise for two convicted war criminals.

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11 Oct 17 Hague Tribunal to Appoint Lawyer for Vojislav Seselj

The UN war crimes tribunal will appoint a legal representative to represent Serbian nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj at his upcoming appeal hearing because he has refused to return to the court.

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09 Oct 17 Serbs Express Outrage at Naser Oric Acquittal

Political leaders from Serbia and Republika Srpska strongly criticised the acquittal of the Bosnian Army’s former Srebrenica commander Naser Oric, who was cleared of killing Serb prisoners of war.

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09 Oct 17 Serbian Court Dismisses Strpci Train Massacre Charges

A Belgrade court dismissed charges against five Bosnian Serb ex-fighters accused of killing 20 passengers abducted from a train in Strpci in Bosnia in 1993, saying the indictments were incorrectly filed.

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05 Oct 17 Killed Serbian Soldiers’ Families Seek Details of Probe

On the anniversary of two soldiers’ killings at a Belgrade barracks where war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic was allegedly hiding, their families asked officials to tell them if the investigation has made progress.

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05 Oct 17 Serbian Responsibility for Missing Croatian Civilians Contested

Defence lawyers for former Serbian security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic denied a Zagreb official’s claim that all the people who went missing during the Croatian war were civilians.

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04 Oct 17 Croatia ‘Still Searching for War Missing from 1991’

A Croatian official told the trial of former Serbian security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic that Zagreb is still searching for people who disappeared as a result of Serb forces’ attacks in 1991.

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04 Oct 17 Serbian Court Lets Landmark Srebrenica Trial Continue

The first trial in Serbia for the mass killings of Bosniaks from Srebrenica will continue, after an appeals court overturned a previous ruling that required the prosecutor to file new charges.

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