Archive for the ‘Bosnia Hertegovina’ Category

Bosnia Arrests Serb Fighter Over Bihac Killings

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Comments Off

Former military policeman Zeljko Stanarevic was arrested on suspicion of having participating in the killings of Bosniak civilians in the north-western Bihac municipality.

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Whatever Happened to the Plenums in Bosnia?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Comments Off

The protest movement that swept Bosnia earlier this year may have faded, but its principal legacy – a new sense of empowerment among the people – will endure.

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Sarajevo Sends Peace Message on WWI Centenary

Friday, June 13, 2014 Comments Off

A hundred years on from the start of World War I, the city where it all began is putting on a range of events that send a message of peace after a ‘century of wars’.

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Bosnian Croat Fighter ‘Shot Prisoner at School’

Friday, June 13, 2014 Comments Off

A witness told the trial of ex-fighter Nikola Maric, accused of the detention, persecution and killing of Bosniaks in the Prozor area, that he saw the defendant shoot a fellow prisoner.

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Balkan ‘Dysfunctional’ Govts Blamed For Democratic Failings

Friday, June 13, 2014 Comments Off

Dysfunctional governments in Balkan countries continue to drive down democracy ratings in the region, according to Freedom Houses’s latest study, ‘Nations in Transit 2014′.

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Bosnia Cuts Srebrenica Genocide Convicts’ Sentences

Friday, June 13, 2014 Comments Off

Five former Bosnian Serb policemen were given reduced sentences of 20 years each for aiding genocide in Srebrenica following a retrial after their previous convictions were annulled.

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Serb Officer Insists Sarajevo Market Blast Was Staged

Friday, June 13, 2014 Comments Off

A Bosnian Serb Army officer insisted that Bosniak forces staged an attack that killed over 60 people at Sarajevo’s Markale market in 1994, Ratko Mladic’s war crimes trial was told.

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Bosnia Finds 11 War Dead After Floods

Thursday, June 12, 2014 Comments Off

The bodies were exhumed after the recent floods that devastated the country washed up bones suspected to be those of Bosniaks killed during the 1992-95 war near Doboj.

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Croatians Protest Against Church Honouring War Criminal

Thursday, June 12, 2014 Comments Off

Protesters rallied in front of the cathedral in Zagreb against Catholic bishops’ alleged ‘glorification’ of the homecoming of recently-released Bosnian Croat war criminal Dario Kordic.

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Protected War Crimes Witness Attacked in Bosnia

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Comments Off

A man was arrested for he allegedly stabbing an anonymous protected witness in the trial of former Bosnian Serb fighter Dragan Sekaric, who is accused of a series of wartime atrocities.

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Sarajevo Gears up For World War I Centenary

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Comments Off

The unveiling of portraits of Gavrilo Princip and Archduke Franz Ferdinand on the exterior of the Sarajevo Museum mark the start of a series of events commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.

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Freed Bosnian Croat War Criminal Arrives in Zagreb

Monday, June 9, 2014 Comments Off

Dario Kordic, former leader of the self-proclaimed wartime statelet called the Croatian Republic of Herceg-Bosna, was released after serving 17 years of his war crimes sentence.

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Mladic ‘Tried to Fight Serb Paramilitary Marauders’

Monday, June 9, 2014 Comments Off

Former Bosnian Serb policeman Dragomir Andan testified that his military leader Ratko Mladic told him in 1992 that his biggest problem was fighting to rein in paramilitary groups.

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Bosnia Bows to EU Money-Laundering Pressure

Monday, June 9, 2014 Comments Off

The House of Peoples of the Bosnian Parliament has finally adopted a law on anti-money laundering – bowing to EU threats – but it has yet to agree on changes needed to criminal law.

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Bosniak Soldier Jailed for Killing Croats in Trusina

Monday, June 9, 2014 Comments Off

Former Bosnian Army soldier Edin Dzeko was jailed for 12 years over the killings of six Croat fighters and a civilian couple in the village of Trusina near Konjic in 1993.

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Bosnia Finishes Burying Livestock Killed in Floods

Monday, June 9, 2014 Comments Off

The grim business of destroying the corpses of thousands of cattle and other livestock, killed in the recent floods, is drawing to a close in Bosnia.

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Hague Prosecutor Criticises Bosnia War Case Delays

Monday, June 9, 2014 Comments Off

The prosecutor told the UN that there was still a huge backlog of war crimes cases from the Bosnian conflict and progress towards clearing them by the 2023 deadline was unacceptably slow.

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Bosnia’s Investigative Agency Chief Indicted Over Protests

Monday, June 9, 2014 Comments Off

Goran Zubac, the director of the State Investigative and Protection Agency, was charged with failing to deal with violent unrest during mass protests in Bosnia in February.

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Mladic Memorial Erected Near Sarajevo

Thursday, June 5, 2014 Comments Off

A memorial plaque dedicated to the former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic, who is on trial for genocide and other crimes in Bosnia, has been erected on the hills above Sarajevo.

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Bosnia to Start Building New Prison Soon

Thursday, June 5, 2014 Comments Off

After years of interruptions, the authorities announced the start of construction work on a high-standard state prison.

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Bosniaks Left Serb Territory ‘Fearing Revenge Attacks’

Thursday, June 5, 2014 Comments Off

The former local government chief in the town of Pale told Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic’s war crimes trial that Bosniaks were not expelled from the area, but wanted to leave.

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Bosnia Arrests Two More War Crimes Suspects

Thursday, June 5, 2014 Comments Off

For the second day in a row, Bosnian police have arrested two men suspected of war crimes committed in the towns of Sekovici and Busovaca during the 1992-95 conflict.

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Bosnian Serb Chief Blocks Money Laundering Laws

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Comments Off

Bosnian Serb leader is poised to block parliament’s adoption of laws on money-laundering, on the grounds that the issue should have been decided by Bosnia’s entities.

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Bosnian Serb Army ‘Didn’t Cut Power to Sarajevo’

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Comments Off

The war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic was told that his forces never intentionally cut electricity supplies to Sarajevo civilians during the war.

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Bosnia Arrests Two War Crimes Suspects

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Comments Off

Bosnian police have arrested two men suspected of committing war crimes against civilians and prisoners in Zavidovici and Brcko during the 1992-95 conflict.

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Ratko Mladic ‘Wasn’t in Hiding’ After the War

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Comments Off

Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic lived normally at his apartment in Belgrade from 1997 until 2001, his former security officer told his war crimes trial in The Hague.

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Bosniak Soldier ‘Ordered Killings of Croats’

Monday, June 2, 2014 Comments Off

The trial of Bosniak former soldier Vehid Subotic over a massacre in the village of Dusina near Zenica in 1993 was told that an eyewitness saw the defendant order the killings.

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Bosnia Exhumes Wartime Corpses Washed Up By Floods

Monday, June 2, 2014 Comments Off

An exhumation is being launched near the flood-hit town of Doboj after recent heavy rains uncovered human remains suspected to be those of victims of the 1992-95 war.

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Warning Issued Over Bosnia Money-Laundering Risks

Monday, June 2, 2014 Comments Off

After the Bosnian parliament failed to adopt legislation to tackle money-laundering, Council of Europe experts urged other states to be vigilant in financial dealings with the country.

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Parents Demand Children’s Memorial in Bosnia’s Prijedor

Friday, May 30, 2014 Comments Off

Parents of 102 children who were killed or went missing in Prijedor during the 1992-95 war launched a campaign urging the local authorities to finally erect a memorial in the town.

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Transparency Urged in Bosnia Humanitarian Aid

Friday, May 30, 2014 Comments Off

As humanitarian help reaches Bosnian flood zones from home and abroad, concerns are growing about whether the aid will be distributed in a transparent fashion.

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Ratko Mladic’s Troops ‘Didn’t Shell Sarajevo Market’

Friday, May 30, 2014 Comments Off

Two former Bosnian Serb Army soldiers told the trial of their wartime commander Ratko Mladic that Bosniak forces were responsible for attacking civilians in the besieged capital.

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Serb Fighters ‘Threaten’ Belgrade War Crimes Prosecutors

Thursday, May 29, 2014 Comments Off

Belgrade prosecutors and police officials working on an investigation into the wartime killings of Bosniaks said that they have been threatened by former Bosnian Serb fighters.

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Hague Tribunal Frees Bosnian Serb War Criminal

Thursday, May 29, 2014 Comments Off

The international court released Ranko Cesic, an ex-policeman jailed for 18 years for ‘depraved’ crimes at a notorious detention camp near Brcko, after he served two-thirds of his sentence.

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Serb Troops ‘Detained and Beat’ Bosniaks in Visegrad

Thursday, May 29, 2014 Comments Off

At the trial of Bosnian Serb ex-soldier Vitomir Rackovic, accused of illegally detaining Bosniaks in the Visegrad area in 1992, witnesses recalled how villagers were seized and mistreated.

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