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24 May 16 Serbian Security Officials Face 2017 Hague Retrial

The retrial of former Serbian state security officials Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic, who are accused of war crimes in Bosnia and Croatia, will start at the Hague Tribunal next year.

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20 May 16 Serbian Officers’ Testimonies Clash at Kosovo Massacre Trial

At the trial of two Serbian Army officers charged with killing 27 people in the Kosovo village of Trnje in 1999, two lieutenants offered clashing accounts of the military operation.

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20 May 16 Bosnia Indicts Ex-Mujahideen Fighter for Kidnapping Croats

Mirsad Hodzic, also known as Abu Dzafer, a former member of the Bosnian Army’s El Mujahid detachment, is accused of abducting and torturing three Croat civilians in Travnik in 1993.

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17 May 16 Fatmir Limaj Demands Compensation After Kosovo Acquittal

Kosovo Liberation Army commander turned politician Fatmir Limaj said he will demand compensation after a court upheld his war crimes acquittal, clearing him of abusing Albanian and Serb prisoners.

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17 May 16 Bosnian Boxing Star Acquitted of Wartime Crimes

Former world champion boxer Mensur Peljto was acquitted of abusing and torturing Serb civilians and prisoners of war while he was a fighter with the Croatian Defence Council in 1992.

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16 May 16 Kosovo Court Upholds Fatmir Limaj War Crimes Acquittal

Pristina’s appeals court upheld the acquittal of Kosovo Liberation Army commander turned politician Fatmir Limaj and nine other ex-guerrillas, clearing them of abusing Albanian and Serb prisoners during wartime.

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13 May 16 Bosnian Witnesses Complain of Threats to Change Testimony

Witnesses in war crimes cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina have been pressurised to change their testimonies through threats or offers of bribes, victims’ associations have told BIRN.

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13 May 16 Fatmir Limaj Questioned About Kosovo War Crimes

MP and former Kosovo Liberation Army commander Fatmir Limaj, who is already on trial for war crimes, has been questioned by prosecutors in Pristina about another wartime case.

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12 May 16 Croatian Police Official Mercep Jailed for War Crimes

Tomislav Mercep, a former Croatian interior ministry assistant and unofficial commander of a reservist police battalion, was sentenced to five-and-half years for war crimes against civilians in 1991.

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06 May 16 Bosnian Court Destroys Family Murders Investigation File

The Basic Court in the town of Prijedor destroyed an investigation file on the murders of five members of a Croat family during the war, allegedly by Serb forces, because it considered the material “worthless”.

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04 May 16 Bosnian Serb Acquitted of Crimes against Humanity

Jovan Popovic was cleared of making unlawful arrests and seizing civilians from the village of Rodica Brdo in the Visegrad area with a group of Serb fighters in 1992.

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03 May 16 Hague Prosecution Appeals Against Vojislav Seselj Acquittal

The prosecution at the UN-backed court in The Hague has appealed for a guilty verdict or a retrial of Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj, who was recently acquitted of war crimes.

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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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