27 Feb 17 Sarajevo Police Commander Pleads Innocent to War Crimes

Dragan Vikic, the wartime commander of Bosnian interior ministry special police units in besieged Sarajevo, pleaded not guilty to involvement in the killing of eight Yugoslav People’s Army prisoners in 1992.

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22 Feb 17 Kosovo Serb Leader Ivanovic Put Under House Arrest

Kosovo Serb political party leader Oliver Ivanovic, who is awaiting retrial for alleged war crimes, was released from detention but placed under house arrest for two months.

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17 Feb 17 Female Fighter ‘Beat and Tortured’ Bosnian Prisoners

A former prisoner told the trial of Croatian Defence Council ex-fighter Azra Basic that a woman repeatedly assaulted and humiliated him while he was in captivity in the Bosnian town of Derventa in 1992.

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17 Feb 17 Belgrade Criticises Kosovo Serb Leader’s Retrial

The head of the Serbian government’s Kosovo office said a Pristina court’s decision to send Kosovo Serb political party leader Oliver Ivanovic for retrial for alleged war crimes was unjust.

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17 Feb 17 Bosnian Serb Ex-Soldier Indicted for Doboj Persecution

Former Bosnian Serb Army soldier Djorgje Simic was indicted for crimes against humanity against non-Serb civilians in the Doboj area in 1992 and 1993.

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16 Feb 17 Bosnia Jails Fighter for Abusing Serb Prisoners

Former Croatian Defence Council fighter Almaz Nezirovic was sentenced to two years in prison for war crimes against Serb civilians who were abused in a detention camp in Derventa in 1992.

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16 Feb 17 Kosovo Sends Serb Leader Ivanovic for Retrial

The case of Kosovo Serb political party leader Oliver Ivanovic, convicted of war crimes for ordering the murder of ethnic Albanians in Mitrovica in 1999, has been sent for retrial.

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13 Feb 17 Croatian Police Official’s War Crimes Sentence Increased

Tomislav Mercep, a former Croatian interior ministry assistant and unofficial commander of a reservist police battalion, had his sentence for war crimes against civilians in 1991 increased to seven years.

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10 Feb 17 Srebrenica Convict Ljubisa Beara Dies in Germany

The former chief of security at the main headquarters of the Bosnian Serb Army, Ljubisa Beara, has died in a German prison where he was serving a life term for the 1995 Srebrenica genocide.

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07 Feb 17 Serbian Paramilitary Captain Dragan ‘Led Deadly Attack’

The widow of a German journalist killed in 1991 near the Croatian town of Glina claimed to have a recording of Serbian paramilitary Dragan Vasiljkovic, alias Captain Dragan, admitting he commanded the attack.

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02 Feb 17 Bosnian Serb Soldier Tried for Killing Rogatica Prisoners

Former Bosnian Serb Army serviceman Brane Planojevic went on trial for the murder and torture of civilians and prisoners of war at a detention facility in Rogatica from 1992 to 1995.

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02 Feb 17 Captain Dragan ‘Watched Serbs Assaulting Prisoners’: Witness

At the war crimes trial of Serbian paramilitary commander Dragan Vasiljkovic, alias Captain Dragan, a witness claimed the defendant watched prisoners of war being assaulted at Knin fortress in Croatia.

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30 Jan 17 Bosnia Charges Serb Woman with Vlasenica Massacre

Visnja Acimovic was charged with involvement in the shooting of 37 Bosniak prisoners in the Vlasenica municipality in 1992.

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28 Jan 17 Kosovo Victim’s Son Accuses KLA Guerrillas of Abduction

The son of an ethnic Albanian man killed during wartime told BIRN that Kosovo Liberation Army guerrillas led by war crimes suspect Remzi Shala took his father away in June 1998.

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27 Jan 17 Serb Fighters Charged with Visegrad Bosniaks’ Disappearances

Two former Bosnian Serb soldiers and an ex-policeman were charged with crimes against humanity over the torture and subsequent forced disappearance of six Bosniaks from Visegrad in 1992.

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