20 Nov 17 War Rape Victim Sues Croatian Ministry

A Serb woman raped in Kuline prison in the town of Sibenik in 1993 is suing the Croatian War Veterans’ Ministry for refusing to grant her the status of a wartime victim of sexual violence, which would give her compensation.

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17 Nov 17 Serbian Security Service ‘Deployed Arkan’s Paramilitaries’

An expert witness told the Hague trial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic that the Serbian State Security Service, which they ran, was able to deploy paramilitary boss Arkan’s forces - a claim rejected by the defence.

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15 Nov 17 Serb Policeman Accused of Beating Kosovo Prisoners

At the trial of Zoran Vukotic, a Serb ex-policeman charged with war crimes in 1999, two Kosovo Albanian witnesses testified about the defendant’s alleged brutality against civilian prisoners.

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14 Nov 17 Landmark Srebrenica Trial Starts Over in Serbia

A Serbian court decided to restart a landmark Srebrenica war crimes trial from the beginning, instead of continuing where the process left off before it was temporarily halted by a higher court.

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14 Nov 17 Kosovo Witnesses Testify About Beatings, Murders by Serb Forces

Kosovo Albanian witnesses at the trial of Zoran Vukotic, a former Serb policeman charged with war crimes in 1999, testified that they were beaten by him and saw him committing murder.

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09 Nov 17 Serbian Security Chief Denies Controlling ‘Scorpions’ Fighters

Former Serbian State Security Service chief Jovica Stanisic’s defence told the UN court in The Hague that he never controlled the Scorpions paramilitary unit which committed crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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08 Nov 17 UN Court Screens Video of Serbian Unit Shooting Bosniaks

At the trial of former Serbian State Security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic in The Hague, prosecutors played a video of paramilitaries from the Scorpions unit murdering men from Srebrenica in July 1995.

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08 Nov 17 Bosnia Charges Serb Ex-Soldier with Wartime Rape

The Bosnian state prosecution charged former Bosnian Serb Army serviceman Dalibor Krstovic with the rape and sexual abuse of a Bosniak woman in Kalinovik in 1992. 

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08 Nov 17 Serbian State Security ‘Controlled Scorpions Paramilitary Unit’

An ex-member of the Scorpions told the trial of former Serbian State Security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic that the wartime paramilitary unit was “sponsored” by Belgrade.

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03 Nov 17 Bosnian Croat's Sentence Extended Over Orasje Crimes

The Appeal Chamber of Bosnia's state court has extended former Bosnian Croatian military policeman Mato Baotic's sentence to 13 years for crimes committed in the Orasje area of northern Bosnia in 1992.

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31 Oct 17 Serb Paramilitaries Convicted of Burning Croatian Village

Zagreb county court jailed three former Serb fighters in their absence for burning down a Croatian village in 1991, handing down prison sentences ranging from five-and-a-half to seven-and-a-half years.

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30 Oct 17 Bosnia Jails Mostar Fighter for Crimes Against Humanity

Former Croatian Defence Council fighter Sasa Savinovic was convicted of involvement in murders and forcible resettlement in Mostar in 1993 and jailed for eight years for crimes against humanity.

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26 Oct 17 Survivor Recalls Serbian Forces Torching Kosovo Village

A Kosovo Albanian witness of a massacre in the village of Cuska in May 1999 told a Serbian court that he saw houses being burned and found the bodies of murdered civilians.

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26 Oct 17 Defence Seeks Serbs’ Acquittal for Burning Croatian Village

The defence claimed that the evidence heard during the trial of three Serb fighters had not proved they burned down a Croatian village in 1991, while the prosecution called for convictions.

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24 Oct 17 Bosnian Court: 60 Serbs Acquitted of Wartime Crimes

After criticism from Bosnian Serbs for alleged bias after the recent acquittal of Bosniak commander Naser Oric, the state court said it has also cleared 60 former Serb soldiers, police, officials and camp guards.

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