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Bosnian Serb Ex-Soldier Charged with Wartime Rape.

Former Bosnian Serb Army serviceman Milan Todovic was charged with raping, beating and sexually abusing a Bosniak woman who he held captive in Foca in 1992.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnians Break World Record for Simultaneous Piano-Playing.

A multi-ethnic group of music students from Sarajevo and Eastern Sarajevo set a new Guinness world record as 20 of them played the same piece on the same piano simultaneously.

- Balkan Insight - UK

20 Bosnian hands on one piano set new world record.

SARAJEVO, Dec 13 — Some were on their knees, others lay flat on their fronts, but somehow 18 Bosnia children and their two music teachers managed to play a tune on just one piano yesterday to create a new world record. The participants trained...

- The Malay Mail - MY

MICT to consider prosecution's appeal in Seselj case.

The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals will on Wednesday hold a hearing on the prosecution appeal against the verdict in the Seselj trial. The trial chamber of the Hague Tribinal in March 2016 acquitted the leader of the SRS party on all counts of the indictment, which accused him of war crimes committed against ...

- B92 - SK

Bosnia Arrests Wartime Commander for General's Murder.

Hamdija Abdic, alias Tigar, who is considered a hero by Bosnian Army veterans, was arrested on suspicion that he was involved in the killing of a Bosnian Croat general in 1995.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Canadian government moves to strip citizenship of man accused of Bosnian war crimes.

The government alleges Bozo Jozepovic was involved in a 1993 incident that saw Bosnian Muslims detained in an school basement, where several were killed

- National Post - CA

Bosnian War Victims Praise Hague Tribunal's Successes.

Despite some shortcomings, the Hague Tribunal, which closes this month, has identified and prosecuted those responsible for grave crimes and brought some justice to people who suffered, said members of Bosnia's Association of Victims.

- Balkan Insight - UK

War Criminal Praljak's Death Commemorated in Croatia.

Several thousand people, including two Croatian ministers, MPs, generals and convicted war criminals, attended a ceremony commemorating Bosnian Croat general Slobodan Praljak, who killed himself at the Hague Tribunal.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnian Arrests Wartime Commander for General's Murder.

Hamdija Abdic, alias Tigar, who is considered a hero by Bosnian Army veterans, was arrested on suspicion that he was involved in the killing of a Bosnian Croat general in 1995.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Collaborative Leadership to Counter Extremism.

Recent headlines have ensured that transatlantic leaders do not forget the most recent genocide to take place on European soil: the Balkans conflict of the 1990s.  Last month, the Hague International Criminal Tribunal rendered a guilty verdict against leaders in the Balkans conflict, including former Serbian army commander ...

- GMF - DE

'1984 anti-Sikh genocide not spontaneous, government orchestrated'.

Price: Rs 500 The 1984 anti-Sikh riots following the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi that claimed the lives of an estimated 8,000 people in Delhi and around the country were not spontaneous as has been made out but were government-orchestrated, says a scathing new book on the four days of mayhem, adding it's ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Croats Honor Convicted War Criminal Praljak

Several thousand people have attended a ceremony in Zagreb to honor convicted Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak, who died of cyanide poisoning last month.

- Radio Free Europe - US

'EU must recognize historic opportunity to solve Kosovo issue'

Solving the conflict between Serbia and Kosovo requires frank talks, says the former High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Brussels must prioritize the western Balkan states' relations with the EU, he says.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Report: Croat war criminal cremated after death at Hague

Croatia's state television says a private ceremony was held Thursday for Slobodan Praljak, who was convicted of war crimes in Bosnia and sentenced to 20 years in prison. He gulped what he said was poison after judges at the war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, confirmed his verdict at an appeals hearing.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Private funeral held for Bosnian Croat war criminal Praljak: report

Praljak swallowed poison before UN judges in The Hague last week.

- Daily Nation - KE

Private funeral held for Bosnian-Croat war criminal Praljak: report

Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak, who swallowed poison before U.N. judges in The Hague last week, had a private funeral in Zagreb, a Croatian newspaper reported Saturday.

- The Daily Star - LB

US to Deport Bosnian Serb Accused of Srebrenica Killings

The US will deport Oliver Dragic, accused of having been a member of a Bosnian Serb police unit that participated in the Srebrenica genocide in 1995, for lying while claiming refugee status.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnian museum of wartime childhood aims to go global, wins top prize

SARAJEVO, Dec 8 — In just a year, a small Bosnian museum dedicated to the experience of growing up during the Balkan wars has opened its doors, won a best European museum prize and decided to go global. The War Childhood Museum in Sarajevo, a...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Disabled Bosnians Face Uphill Battle For Jobs

The case of Ana Kotur Erkic, a young lawyer from Brcko, shows that people with disabilities still face stigma and discrimination in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Kosovo adds dissonance to Balkan cacophony

The visit to Belgrade by the three members of Bosnia-Herzegovina's presidency was expected to warm up relations between the two countries, which had soured after the Bosniak presidency member said his country should recognise Kosovo, Serbia's former province.

- EurActive - UK

U.S. To Deport Man Charged With Participating In Srebrenica Massacre

A man accused of serving with a paramilitary unit that participated in the 1995 Serbian massacre of 8,000 Muslim Bosnians will be deported from the United States under a plea deal announced in a U.S. court on December 7.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Bosnian-Serb paramilitary policeman to be deported from the US

A Bosnian-Serb living in the US accused of serving in a paramilitary unit that participated in the 1995 massacre at Srebrenica will be deported from the US. He said he looks forward to returning to Bosnia.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

U.S. to deport Ohio man charged with hiding role in Bosnian massacre

The U.S. government last year accused Oliver Dragic, of Akron, Ohio, of failing to disclose that he served in a special unit in Bosnia and fraudulently gaining entry to the United States as a refugee in 1998, claiming to be a victim of the war. Dragic, 42, is the latest of several men in northern Ohio who prosecutors have ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Man suspected of Bosnian war crimes pleads guilty in Ohio

A change of plea hearing is scheduled for an Ohio man accused of hiding the fact that he had been in a special police unit in Bosnia and took part in the Serb massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim Bosnians during the 1995 genocide.

- FOX News - US

The Latest: Bosnian war crime suspect pleads guilty in Ohio

CLEVELAND — The Latest on an Ohio man accused of lying about his role in Bosnian war crimes :5 p.m.The government says an Ohio man has pleaded guilty to an immigration fraud charge after he was accused of...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Man suspected of Bosnian war crimes will change plea in Ohio

A change of plea hearing is scheduled for an Ohio man accused of hiding the fact that he had been in a special police unit in Bosnia and took part in the Serb massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim Bosnians during the 1995 genocide.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Serbia and Bulgaria agree to reduce roaming charges

Bulgaria and Serbia are set to sign an agreement on reducing roaming charges, Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov said after a meeting with his Serbian counterpart. Borisov and Ana Brnabic met in Sofia on Thursday on the sidelines of an international conference dedicated to stronger regional integration in the Balkans, attended also ...

- B92 - SK

Man suspected of Bosnian war crimes will change plea in Ohio

CLEVELAND — A change of plea hearing is scheduled for an Ohio man accused of hiding the fact that he had been in a special police unit in Bosnia and took part in the Serb massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim Bosnians during the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

PM Boyko Borissov Will Open a Forum to Support Regional Integration in the Western Balkans

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and World Bank Chief Executive Officer will open a forum today that launches an initiative to support regional integration in the Western Balkans, reported BGNES. At a conference in the National Palace of Culture at the invitation of the Bulgarian Prime Minister will be Kosovo President Hashim ...

- Novinite - BG

Serbia, Bosnia Seek to Boost Ties after War Crimes Tensions

Serbian and Bosnian leaders said Wednesday they want to resolve problems left over from their 1990s conflict after tensions soared over the conviction of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic and the death of a Croat ex-general at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said after ...

- Voice of America - US

Bosnian Journalists Condemn Praljak Verdict Death Threats

Bosnian journalists and international organisations urged the authorities to address death threats sent to reporters who covered last week's Hague Tribunal conviction of six Bosnian Croats and Slobodan Praljak's suicide.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnia Charges Mayor, Three Other Serbs With War Crimes

Prosecutors in Bosnia-Herzegovina says they have charged a Bosnian Serb mayor and three other former police officers with war crimes committed during the 1992-1995 war that followed the breakup of Yugoslavia.

- Radio Free Europe - US

UN Committee Against Torture Publishes Findings

UN Committee Against Torture Publishes Findings on Moldova, Cameroon, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Italy, Mauritius, Bulgaria, Timor Leste, Rwanda

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Meeting in Belgrade, Serbian And Bosnian Leaders Seek To Solve Problems

After meeting in Belgrade, Serbian and Bosnian leaders said that they want to resolve the issues outstanding since the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s and Bosnia's war that followed.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Vucic dines with Bosnia Presidency members, then calls Dodik

President's Secretary General Nikola Selakovic says Wednesday's talks in Belgrade with Bosnia-Herzegovina Presidency members "will not be easy." Beta is reporting that Selakovic told RTS he was not an optimist when it comes to resolving contentious issues concerning the demarcation of the border between the two countries.

- B92 - SK

Bosnia Presidency members officially welcomed in Belgrade

Members of the tripartite Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina , who arrived in Belgrade late on Tuesday, were officially welcomed on Wednesday morning. Dragan Covic, Mladen Ivanic, and Bakir Izetbegovic were welcomed by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, in front of the Palace of Serbia in New Belgrade.

- B92 - SK

Press conference friction: Bakir 'clarifies,' Vucic 'adds'

After his talks with the three leaders of Bosnia-Herzegovina that lasted just over an hour, President Aleksandar Vucic said the meeting was "not easy." According to Vucic, who spoke during a joint news conference in Belgrade on Wednesday, the first topic of discussion was the construction of the Sarajevo-Belgrade highway, ...

- B92 - SK

Serbia, Bosnia seek to boost ties after war crimes tensions

Serbian and Bosnian leaders said Wednesday they want to resolve problems left over from their 1990s conflict after tensions soared over the conviction of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic and the death of a Croat ex-general at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Bosnia Charges Serb Mayor with Wartime Persecution

The mayor of Vlasenica and three other ex-policemen have been charged with the wartime murders, forcible disappearances, unlawful detention, torture and abuse of Bosniak civilians in the Vlasenica area.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Ratko Mladic Posters Appear on Belgrade Streets

On the day that Bosnia's presidency members visited Serbia, posters with the image of war crimes convict Ratko Mladic and the logo of a banned far-right group were pasted on walls in Belgrade.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnia Charges Serb Ex-Soldiers with 28 Civilians' Murders

The Bosnian prosecution indicted four former Bosnian Serb Army soldiers for committing a war crime by killing 28 Bosniak and Croat civilians in the village of Oborci, near Donji Vakuf, in 1995.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnia's 'Foreign' Flag Still Draws Mixed Feelings

Some 17 years after post-war Bosnia got its official flag, many Bosnian citizens still refuse to recognise it.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnia Charges Serb Ex-Soldiers with Murdering 28 Civilians

The Bosnian prosecution indicted four former Bosnian Serb Army soldiers for committing a war crime by killing 28 Bosniak and Croat civilians in the village of Oborci, near Donji Vakuf, in 1995.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Plenkovic Visits Bosnia to 'Calm' Bosnian Croat Fury

The Croatian Prime Minister is visiting Bosnian Croats to 'calm them down' following the dramatic suicide in court of a Bosnian Croat war crimes convict Slobodan Praljak.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnia Arrests 13 Suspected of Crimes in Konjic

The Bosnian prosecution has arrested 13 men on suspicion that they committed crimes against humanity in the Konjic area in 1992.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnian, Serbian Leaders Meet to Ease Friction

Members of Bosnia's Presidency are due in Serbia this week for talks at a time when border issues, Kosovo and landmark war crimes verdicts have all raised the political temperature.

- Balkan Insight - UK

'Secret' Serbian Indictment Claims Army Helped Mladic

The indictment of Ratko Mladic's aides, which the Serbian prosecution has released to BIRN after initially declaring it a state secret, says the Bosnian Serb military chief had Yugoslav Army assistance while hiding in Belgrade.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnia: 13 arrested for war crimes against Serbs

Members of the SIPA agency in Bosnia-Herzegovina on Monday arrested 13 persons suspected of committing war crimes against Serbs. The arrests took place in Konjic and Sarajevo, while the crimes were committed during the 1990s war in the area of Bradina, a village near the town of Konjic.

- B92 - SK

Living with landmines in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Article | Aldin Karavdić was tending a herd of goats close to his family's home when he stepped on a landmine. The 16-year-old suffered severe injuries, especially to his right leg – luckily, doctors were able to save it.

- ICRC - INT

Slobodan Praljak: Defending Himself by Distorting History

In an 800-page document sent to BIRN several months before his public suicide, Bosnian Croat wartime general Slobodan Praljak tried to rewrite history and dispute court-established facts to absolve himself of crimes.

- Balkan Insight - UK

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