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Bosnian Court Orders Record Sentences for Srebrenica Killings

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A war crimes court in Bosnia-Herzegovina has handed down the harshest sentences yet to four former members of the Bosnian Serb Army, who were convicted of taking part in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The court in Sarajevo on Friday sentenced Stanko Kojic to 43 years in prison. Franc Kos and Zoran Goronja were handed down […]

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Muslims Accused of Terrorism Expelled From Bosnian Court for Defiance

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A court in Bosnia-Herzegovina has ordered three Muslims accused of attacking the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo last year to leave the courtroom for refusing to stand after the judges entered. Mevlid Jasarevic, Emrah Fojnica and Munib Ahmespahic, all three in their early 20s, said they only respect God’s law as their trial opened Friday in […]

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Bosnian Court Orders Record Sentences for Srebrenica Killings

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A war crimes court in Bosnia-Herzegovina has handed down the harshest sentences yet to four former members of the Bosnian Serb Army, who were convicted of taking part in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The court in Sarajevo on Friday sentenced one of the men to 43 years in prison; two were given 40-year sentences; and […]

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US Deports Bosnian Serb War Crimes Suspect

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has deported to Bosnia-Herzegovina a former Bosnian-Serb police commander, wanted in his native country on war crimes charges for atrocities against non-Serbs. Dejan Radojkovic arrived in Bosnia’s capital Sarajevo Thursday. He was escorted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who handed him over to Bosnian law enforcement officials. The 61-year old […]

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Sarajevo Marks War Anniversary

Posted April 6th, 2012 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Sarajevo’s main street is lined with 11,541 red chairs – one chair for every man, woman and child killed in a war that broke out 20 years ago. Bosnians Friday marked the 20th anniversary of the start of the 1992-1995 war that drove millions – about half of the population – from their homes. On […]

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Sarajevo Marks War Anniversary

Posted April 6th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Sarajevo’s main street is lined with 11,541 red chairs – one chair for every man, woman and child killed in a war that broke out 20 years ago. Bosnians Friday marked the 20th anniversary of the start of the 1992-1995 war that drove millions – about half of the population – from their homes. On […]

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Amnesty Slams Bosnia for Neglecting Victims of Wartime Rape

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Rights group Amnesty International has slammed the government of Bosnia-Herzegovina for neglecting women survivors of wartime rape. In a statement issued Thursday, the group says that Sarajevo in 2010 made a commitment to ensure justice, truth and reparation for hundreds of survivors of wartime sexual violence, but failed to enact it. Jezerca Tigani, Amnesty’s deputy […]

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Serbia, Bosnia Embark on ‘New Era’

Posted March 14th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina are pushing ahead with closer ties and more cooperation, putting aside deep-seated anger and animosity that highlighted relations during the 1992-to-1995 Bosnian war. Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic told reporters “there are no more obstacles,” following a meeting Wednesday with Bosnian Foreign Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija in Belgrade. The two ministers promised a […]

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Bosnian Parliament Votes in New PM

Posted January 12th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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The parliament of Bosnia-Herzegovina has voted in ethnic Croat economist Vjekoslav Bevanda as its new prime minister, some 15 months after the last general elections. Thursday’s move ends months of political wrangling among lawmakers from Bosnia’s three main communities — Muslims, Serbs and Croats. In a speech before the vote, Mr. Bevanda said his priorities […]

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Bosnian Serbs Mark 20 Years of Their ‘Republic’

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Bosnian Serbs have marked the 20th anniversary of the formation of their ministate within Bosnia-Herzegovina. The anniversary was marked on Monday by receptions and a religious ceremony in the Bosnian-Serb capital, Banja Luka. On January 9, 1992, Bosnian Serbs declared their own “Republika Srpska” in response to the drive by Bosnian Muslims and Croats towards […]

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