political-lymbo-delays-kosovo-special-court
01 Oct 14 Kosovo Political Crisis Delays New War Crimes Court

While Kosovo remains without a government, the new special court to try Kosovo Liberation Army war crimes suspects cannot start work as planned in January, BIRN has learned.

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ex-croatian-officials-blame-yugoslav-general-for-war-crimes
01 Oct 14 Yugoslav General Sparks Vukovar War Crimes Controversy

Croatian wartime officials accused former Yugoslav general Andrija Raseta of responsibility for atrocities in Vukovar in 1991 after he gave a controversial interview blaming Serb paramilitaries.

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modest-decade-of-war-crime-prosecution
30 Sep 14 Serbia ‘Slow to Prosecute War Crimes’, Report Says

The number of war crimes and victims far outweigh the amount of prosecutions in Serbia over the past decade, while top officials are still evading justice, a new report said.

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serbia-re-opens-investigation-into-batajnica-mass-graves
29 Sep 14 Serbia Reopens Batajnica Mass Grave Probe

Serbia reopened its investigation into the Batajnica police training centre, where hundreds of bodies of Kosovo Albanians were found buried, searching for another mass grave at the site.

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killings-of-elderly-serbs-commemorated-in-croatia
29 Sep 14 Killings of Elderly Serbs Commemorated in Croatia

War victims’ associations commemorated the anniversary of the killings of 16 elderly Serbs in the Croatian villages of Varivode and Gosic in 1995 and urged the authorities to punish their murderers.

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sainovic-to-serve-sentence-in-sweden
25 Sep 14 Yugoslav Ex-Official Joins Balkan Convicts in Sweden

Nikola Sainovic, the former deputy prime minister of Yugoslavia convicted of war crimes in Kosovo, will become the fourth Balkan war criminal to serve his sentence in Sweden.

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croats-could-return-to-serb-controlled-croatia
25 Sep 14 Serbs ‘Created No Obstacles’ to Fleeing Croats’ Return

Expelled Croats were free to go back to their homes in Serb-run areas of Croatia even during wartime, a defence witness told the trial of former Croatian Serb leader Goran Hadzic.

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croatian-war-veterans-present-cyrillic-ultimatum
24 Sep 14 Croatia Veterans Give Govt Cyrillic Ultimatum

Veterans said all bilingual signs in Croatian and Serb Cyrillic must be removed from Vukovar or government politicians will be not be welcome at the annual commemoration of the town’s wartime fall.

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serbian-prosecution-to-investigate-army-of-sandzak
17 Sep 14 Sandzak’s Facebook ‘Army’ Causes Alarm in Serbia

Invitations to people on Facebook to join the so-called "Army of Sandzak" in a Bosniak-majority region of Serbia have prompted calls for prosecutors to investigate.

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majority-starts-here-premiers-in-mitrovica
16 Sep 14 BIRN Film Premieres in Kosovo’s Divided Mitrovica

The screening of BIRN’s road-movie documentary The Majority Starts Here in Mitrovica was followed by a debate examining how transitional justice can address the grievances of the wartime past.

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serbian-ex-policeman-skips-trial-to-join-ukraine-rebels
16 Sep 14 Serbian Ex-Policeman Skips Trial to Join Ukraine Rebels

Despite being on trial for threatening Serbian peace campaigners with violence, Belgrade’s former anti-terrorist police spokesman has gone to fight alongside pro-Russian forces in Ukraine.

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kosovo-albanian-prisoner-recalls-beating-by-kla-guerrillas
15 Sep 14 Kosovo Albanian Prisoner Recalls Beating by KLA

A witness told the trial of the Kosovo Liberation Army’s ‘Drenica Group’ cell, accused of assaulting prisoners during the 1998-99 war, that he was severely beaten by the defendants.

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serbia-repatriates-24-war-victims-bodies-to-kosovo
15 Sep 14 Serbia Repatriates 24 War Victims’ Bodies to Kosovo

The remains of the ethnic Albanians who were killed during the late 1990s war and buried in a mass grave near the Serbian town of Raska were sent back to Kosovo for identification.

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serbs-condemn-kosovo-monument-removal
12 Sep 14 Kosovo Memorial to Abducted Serbian Journalists Removed

A memorial to two Serbian journalists who disappeared after allegedly being abducted by the Kosovo Liberation Army during the war in 1998 has been removed for a third time.

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hadzic-didn-t-have-authority-over-serb-fighters
12 Sep 14 Wartime Croatian Serb Minister Denies Controlling Fighters

The unrecognised Serb government in Croatia had no authority over the military actions of the Yugoslav People’s Army and Territorial Defence fighters, a former minister told the trial of its leader Goran Hadzic.

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