27 Apr 16 European Court Rejects Croatian Policemen’s Unfair Detention Claims

The European Court of Human Rights rejected claims by three Croatian ex-policemen including former interior ministry aide Tomislav Mercep who said they had been kept too long in pre-trial detention.

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27 Apr 16 Croatia Convicts Five Rebel Serb Policemen

Five former members of the police force of the self-proclaimed Republic of Serbian Krajina wartime rebel statelet in Croatia were convicted in their absence of committing war crimes in 1991.

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26 Apr 16 Former Bosnian Presidency Member’s Trial Hears Murder Claims

The first witness testified at the trial of Borislav Paravac, a Serb former member of Bosnia’s tripartite presidency, accused of participating in wartime attacks that killed several hundred Bosniaks and Croats.

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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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22 Apr 16 Bosnian Serb Soldier Convicted of Abusing Civilians

Former Bosnian Serb soldier Momir Tomas was found guilty of crimes against civilians in the Hadzici area in 1992 and sentenced to one year and four months in prison.

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21 Apr 16 Mujahideen Fighters ‘Cut off Bosnian Serb Soldiers’ Heads’

A witness told the trial of former Bosnian Army Third Corps commander Sakib Mahmuljin that the El Mujahideen unit, which was fighting on the Bosniak side, decapitated three captured Serb soldiers.

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19 Apr 16 Croatian Serb Rebel Leader’s Trial Opens in May

Milan Martic, the leader of rebel Croatian Serbs during wartime, and Milan Celeketic, his military chief-of-staff, will go on trial in absentia on May 31 for rocket attacks on Croatian cities.

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15 Apr 16 Bosnian Croat Fighter Jailed for 20 Years

Former Croatian Defence Council fighter Nikola Maric was convicted of crimes against humanity for the killings, persecution and torture of Bosniaks in the Prozor area in 1992 and 1993.

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14 Apr 16 Bosniak Deputy Commander Jailed for Prisoner Abuses

Nihad Bojadzic, the former deputy commander of the Bosnian Army’s Zulfikar Squad, was jailed for one year for the beating and abuse of Croat prisoners of war in the Jablanica area in 1993.

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13 Apr 16 Bosnian Serbs Pay Karadzic, Mladic Personal Expenses

Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska will spend 20,460 euros of public funds to cover the personal expenses incurred by war crimes defendants Radovan Karadzic, Ratko Mladic and others.

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11 Apr 16 Croatian Serb Fighters’ War Rape Convictions Upheld

The supreme court in Zagreb upheld the convictions of two former Serb territorial defence fighters for wartime rape in the eastern Croatian village of Dalj, but reduced their prison sentences.

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06 Apr 16 Prosecution to Appeal Against Vojislav Seselj Acquittal

The prosecution at the UN-backed war crimes court in The Hague will appeal against last week’s verdict acquitting Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj of crimes against humanity.

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05 Apr 16 Former Bosnian Presidency Member Goes on Trial

Borislav Paravac, a Serb former member of Bosnia’s tripartite presidency, went on trial for taking part in wartime attacks that killed several hundred Bosniaks and Croats in 1992 and 1993.

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04 Apr 16 Bosnia Charges New Strpci Kidnap-Murder Suspect

Serb ex-fighter Miodrag Mitrasinovic has been charged with crimes against 20 passengers kidnapped from a train at Strpci railway station in February 1993 and then murdered.

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01 Apr 16 Serbian PM Pledges to Oppose Seselj’s Politics

After the Hague Tribunal acquitted Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj of war crimes, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic promised to “confront” his nationalist politics at home.

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