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27 Sep 16 Kosovo Prosecution Admits Not Investigating Village Killings

Kosovo’s Special Prosecution has admitted that it is not investigating the killings and disappearances of Albanians and Serbs in the village of Mushtisht/Mustiste during and after the war in 1999.

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27 Sep 16 Serbian PM’s Assassin Testifies over Journalist’s Killing

Milorad Ulemek, alias Legija, the former special police commander convicted of PM Zoran Djindjic’s assassination, made his first appearance as a witness in the trial of four state security officers for an opposition journalist’s murder.

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22 Sep 16 Prosecutors at BIRN War Crimes Conference Urge Cooperation

Prosecutors from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Montenegro, as well as the Hague Tribunal and the EU’s Kosovo mission, told a BIRN conference that states must work together to prosecute war crimes.

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22 Sep 16 BIRN Launches Interactive War Crimes Verdict Map

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network has launched a unique database of the publicly-available final verdicts delivered in 348 war crimes cases by courts in the former Yugoslavia and by the UN tribunal in The Hague.

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21 Sep 16 BIRN Hosts Conference on War Crimes Prosecution

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network will host a regional conference on Thursday at which prosecutors and experts will discuss progress and difficulties in prosecuting war crimes in former Yugoslav countries.

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20 Sep 16 Serb Paramilitary Captain Dragan: ‘I Defended Yugoslavia’

Former Serbian paramilitary commander Dragan Vasiljkovic, known as ‘Captain Dragan’, pleaded not guilty to war crimes as his trial started in Croatia, claiming he was only defending his homeland Yugoslavia.

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15 Sep 16 Hague Tribunal Slams Serbia Again For Non-Cooperation

Judges at the UN court said that Belgrade is refusing to fulfil its obligations and transfer three members of Vojislav Seselj’s Serbian Radical Party for trial on witness intimidation charges.

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09 Sep 16 Bosnian Serbs Give Ultimatum to Constitutional Court

Milorad Dodik, the president of Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska, said he will only cancel a controversial referendum if the state Constitutional Court gives in to his demands.

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09 Sep 16 Serbia Builds 235 Apartments for War Refugees

Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic laid the foundation stone for the construction of 235 apartments for refugee families who fled Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina during the 1990s wars.

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09 Sep 16 Ecumenical Patriarch Visits Croatia WWII Concentration Camp

Bartholomew I of Constantinople, the ecumenical leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians, will visit the concentration camp at Jasenovac that was run by Croatia’s Nazi-allied WWII-era regime.

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07 Sep 16 Serbian Pro-Govt Tabloid Labels Female Activists ‘Spies’

Pro-government tabloid Informer has published front-page stories for two consecutive days accusing female Serbian civil rights activists of being spies and passing information about war crimes to Croatia.

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06 Sep 16 Serbia Jails ‘Croatian Spy’ for Three Years

Cedo Colovic, a former wartime fighter who reportedly has both Croatian and Serbian citizenship, admitted being involved in espionage and was sentenced to three years in prison.

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06 Sep 16 Serbian ‘Spy’ Suspect Arrest Leaves Family Mystified

The sister of Cedo Colovic, a former wartime fighter who has Croatian and Serbian citizenship and was arrested in Serbia for alleged espionage, said his family has been told nothing about his case.

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05 Sep 16 Kosovo Massacre Trial Delayed Again in Belgrade

The trial of ten former Yugoslav Army troops for a massacre of 118 Kosovo Albanian villagers in 1999 was postponed a second time after witnesses from Kosovo did not appear in court.

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02 Sep 16 Belgrade to Name Street after Milosevic Ally

A Belgrade street is to be named after Serbian nationalist writer Brana Crncevic, who was an ally of President Slobodan Milosevic and Bosnian Serb genocide convict Radovan Karadzic.

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