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28 Apr 15 Kosovo ‘Drenica Group’ Guerrillas Call for Acquittal

Defence lawyers at the trial of a Kosovo Liberation Army cell accused of assaulting prisoners during the 1998-99 war said they believed the judges would not convict their clients.

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28 Apr 15 New BIRN War Crimes Film Premieres in Belgrade

BIRN's latest feature-length documentary, which investigates the commanders responsible for some of the most brutal attacks of the Kosovo war, was screened for the first time in Belgrade.

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28 Apr 15 Kosovo Unveils Missing Persons Monument at Parliament

The new memorial dedicated to the 1,650 people who have not been found since the Kosovo war was inaugurated in the garden of parliament to mark the end of Missing Persons Week.

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27 Apr 15 Film Honours Sportsmen's Wartime Bravery

A documentary about the courage of Yugoslav sportsmen who defied nationalist hysteria in the 1990s has premiered in Belgrade, focusing on their little known heroic acts off the pitch.

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27 Apr 15 EULEX Uncovers Suspected Mass Grave in Kosovo

The EU rule-of-law mission, EULEX, on Monday said it had found human remains in a village cemetery in the Skenderaj/Srbica area of Kosovo after a villager provided information.

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23 Apr 15 Serbia Urged to Adopt War Crimes Strategy

A Belgrade-based rights group presented its model strategy for the prosecution of war crimes, urging the Serbian authorities to adopt their own official one as soon as possible.

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23 Apr 15 Prosecutor: ‘No Alibis’ for Kosovo ‘Drenica Group’ Guerrillas

In his closing statement at the trial of a Kosovo Liberation Army cell accused of assaulting prisoners during the 1998-99 war, the EU prosecutor said they had no reliable alibis.

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22 Apr 15 Serbia to Probe Suspected Kosovo War Mass Grave

In the latest search for Kosovo war victims, an investigation will begin on Thursday at a suspected mass grave near the southern town of Novi Pazar, Serbia’s missing persons commission told BIRN.

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21 Apr 15 Kosovo Launches Missing Persons Week

Events are being held to highlight that over 1,650 people still haven’t been found since the Kosovo war ended, while a new excavation of a suspected mass grave in Serbia has also been announced.

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20 Apr 15 Kosovo FM Thaci’s Belgrade Visit Cancelled

A Belgrade-based NGO which asked Kosovo Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci to visit the Serbian capital for a conference has revoked the invitation, blaming what it said was political pressure.

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20 Apr 15 Serbian PM ‘Misused’ WWII Death Camp Anniversary

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic was accused of using a speech he made at a commemoration for victims of the Croatian-run WWII Jasenovac concentration camp for his own propaganda.

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20 Apr 15 Kosovo Leaders Vow Commitment to New War Court

Kosovo’s president and prime minister assured a US official that they are committed to establishing a new special court which is expected to try high-ranking former Kosovo Liberation Army figures.

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17 Apr 15 Thousands Join Kosovo Massacre Reburial Ceremony

The remains of 21 Kosovo Albanians killed by Belgrade’s forces in 1999 and then found hidden in a mass grave in Serbia were reburied in the village of Cikatove e Vjeter.

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17 Apr 15 US Warns Kosovo: Approve New War Court Quickly

The US ambassador to Pristina said Washington wouldn’t continue blocking Russia’s attempts to set up a Kosovo war crimes tribunal if Kosovo’s parliament doesn’t approve a new EU-backed court soon.

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16 Apr 15 Kosovo’s Thaci Given Serbia Arrest Warning

Kosovo foreign minister Hashim Thaci could attend an NGO conference in Belgrade later this month although a warrant for his arrest for alleged war crimes is still active in Serbia.

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