23 Apr 15 Serbia Urged to Adopt War Crimes Strategy

A Belgrade-based rights group presented its model strategy for the prosecution of war crimes, urging the Serbian authorities to adopt their own official one as soon as possible.

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23 Apr 15 Prosecutor: ‘No Alibis’ for Kosovo ‘Drenica Group’ Guerrillas

In his closing statement at the trial of a Kosovo Liberation Army cell accused of assaulting prisoners during the 1998-99 war, the EU prosecutor said they had no reliable alibis.

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21 Apr 15 Bosnia Arrests Six for Buzim War Crimes

Six former members of the Bosnian Army and military police were arrested for their alleged involvement in the torture, rape and inhuman treatment of Serb and Bosniak civilians and fighters.

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17 Apr 15 Bosnia Convicts Two of Wartime Crimes Against Serbs

Former Croatian Defence Council member Indira Kameric was jailed for three years for abusing Serb prisoners while Bosnian Army ex-soldier Ibro Macic got ten years for killing four Serb women.

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15 Apr 15 Kosovo Cuts Serb Policeman’s War Crime Sentence

The appeals court in Pristina reduced former reservist policeman Ivan Radivojevic’s sentence from eight to six years in prison for beating up Kosovo Albanian civilians who were fleeing the 1990s conflict.

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15 Apr 15 Return to Detention ‘Could Kill Seselj’, Doctors Claim

War crimes defendant Vojislav Seselj’s life would be in danger if he is sent back to the Hague Tribunal’s detention centre because he would refuse cancer treatment there, his doctors said.

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14 Apr 15 Bosnia Convicts Four of Dretelj Jail Camp Abuses

Four former members of the Croatian Defence Forces were sentenced to a total of 24 years in prison for abusing Serb prisoners at the Dretelj detention camp and in Mostar in 1992.

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14 Apr 15 Hague Prosecution Urges Seselj’s Immediate Return to Custody

The prosecution wants swift enforcement of the decision to return war crimes defendant Vojislav Seselj to detention for breaching the terms of his temporary release for medical treatment.

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13 Apr 15 Ailing Croatian Serb Leader Hadzic Temporarily Freed

The UN-backed war crimes court in The Hague has granted Croatian Serb wartime leader Goran Hadzic, who has cancer, immediate temporary release for treatment in Serbia.

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13 Apr 15 Hague Tribunal Gives Srebrenica Convict Early Release

The UN-backed court granted early release to former Bosnian Serb Army officer Vinko Pandurevic, who was jailed for 13 years for his involvement in the 1995 Srebrenica massacres.

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08 Apr 15 Bosnian Serb General Tolimir Jailed for Genocide

The Hague Tribunal sentenced wartime general Zdravko Tolimir to life imprisonment for the genocide of Bosniaks from Srebrenica, but acquitted him on appeal of committing genocide in Zepa.

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07 Apr 15 Bosnian Croat Fighter Jailed for Travnik Abduction

The cantonal court in Travnik sentenced Bruno Saric, a former member of the Croatian Defence Council, to four years in prison for seizing a man who was never seen alive again afterwards.

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07 Apr 15 Bosnia Arrests Soldier for Torture and Rape of Prisoners

Former Bosnian Army serviceman Vahid Bajraktarevic is accused of torture, abuse, beatings, rape and forcing Bosniak prisoners to have sexual intercourse.

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06 Apr 15 Serb Fighter Acquitted of Killing Croatian Villagers

Zarko Cubrilo, a former member of the Serb territorial defence force in the eastern Croatian village of Tenja, was found not guilty of killing 11 civilians during the war in 1991.

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06 Apr 15 Top Bosnian Serb Officer Awaits Genocide Verdict

Experts and victims’ groups believe that the Hague Tribunal’s final verdict on ex-officer Zdravko Tolimir will be vital for determining exactly where and why genocide was committed in July 1995.

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