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05 May 16 BIRN’s Kosovo War Crimes Film Debuts in Belgrade

BIRN’s film The Unidentified, investigating the commanders responsible for some of the most brutal attacks of the Kosovo war, will screen at the upcoming BELDOCS international documentary festival.

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04 May 16 Thousands Mark Tito’s Death Anniversary in Serbia

Thirty-six years after Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito died, several thousand of his admirers paid tribute to him in Belgrade and remembered what they believe were better times.

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04 May 16 Switzerland Mulls KLA Ex-Guerrillas’ Extradition to Serbia

The decision whether to extradite two Kosovo Albanians accused of war crimes who were arrested in Switzerland on Serbian arrest warrants could take more than a month, Swiss authorities said.

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03 May 16 Hague Prosecution Appeals Against Vojislav Seselj Acquittal

The prosecution at the UN-backed court in The Hague has appealed for a guilty verdict or a retrial of Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj, who was recently acquitted of war crimes.

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29 Apr 16 "Missing" Man's Return Causes Shock in Kosovo

The return to Kosovo of Sejdi Thaci, a man listed as a "missing person" from the 1990s war - after 17 years and in unclear circumstances - has caused consternation in his home country.

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25 Apr 16 Serbia Acquits Bosnian Serb Officer of Torture

The Belgrade appeals court acquitted former Bosnian Serb Army officer Boban Pop Kostic of torturing a civilian at the Luka prison camp in Brcko during the Bosnian war.

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21 Apr 16 Serbia Protests over Croatian Minister’s War ‘Insult’

The Serbian foreign ministry sent a protest note to Zagreb’s ambassador in Belgrade after a Croatian minister said that the 1990s war was planned in Serbia.

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20 Apr 16 Croatian President Protests to UN over Seselj Acquittal

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic wrote to the UN Secretary-General, warning that the Hague war crimes court’s acquittal of Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj was a “dangerous precedent”.

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19 Apr 16 Serbian Journalist’s Murder Defendant ‘Not Acting Suspiciously’

A retired Serbian security service officer said that his subordinate, accused of murdering journalist Slavko Curuvija, was not involved in any suspicious activity at the time of the killing in April 1999.

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18 Apr 16 Serbian Journalist’s Alleged Killer ‘Not Seen’ Near Murder

A colleague of former Serbian state security officers on trial for the murder of journalist Slavko Curuvija denied seeing one of the accused on the day of the killing in April 1999.

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15 Apr 16 War Criminals Get Involved in Serbian Elections

War criminal Momcilo Krajisnik’s appearance at an event staged by the Independent Democratic Party, which is allied to Serbia’s PM, drew criticism for promoting nationalism during the election campaign.

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15 Apr 16 EU Urges Croatia Not to Block Serbia’s Path

The European Commission has issued an informal document calling on Zagreb not to obstruct Belgrade’s EU accession negotiations over Croatian opposition to a Serbian war crimes law.

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12 Apr 16 Serbian General Wins Compensation for War Crimes Claims

Belgrade’s Humanitarian Law Centre has been ordered to compensate Serbian Army chief Ljubisa Dikovic for accusing him of involvement in war crimes in Kosovo and Bosnia.

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08 Apr 16 Kosovo Victims’ Families Appeal to Serbian Court

Families of 14 women and children killed by Belgrade’s forces in the Kosovo town of Podujevo/Podujeves in March 1999 will appeal to a Serbian court, asking for more compensation.

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07 Apr 16 Croatia Stalls Serbia’s EU Negotiations

The European Council has postponed negotiations with Belgrade on two chapters of EU legislation after a complaint from Zagreb demanding better treatment of Croats in Serbia and more action on war crimes.

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