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Serbia Arrests Last Remaining Fugitive Sought by UN Tribunal

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Serbian authorities say they have apprehended Goran Hadzic, the only remaining fugitive sought by the United Nations war crimes tribunal. Serbian President Boris Tadic confirmed that Hadzic was arrested Wednesday morning local time in the mountainous region of Fruska Gora. The leader of Croatia’s rebel Serbs during the country’s conflict in the 1990’s, Hadzic went […]

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Serbia Arrests Last Remaining Fugitive Sought by UN Tribunal

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Serbian authorities say they have apprehended Goran Hadzic, the only remaining fugitive sought by the United Nations war crimes tribunal A Serbian official said on Wednesday that the leader of Croatia’s rebel Serbs during the country’s conflict in the 1990’s, has been arrested. No other details were immediately available. Hadzic went on the run following […]

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Rights Group Urges Fair War Crimes Trials in Bangladesh

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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An international human rights group is urging the Bangladeshi government to better guarantee fair trials for those accused of war crimes during the country’s 1971 war of independence. New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement this week that Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal, set up by the government last year to hold fair and […]

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Ex-Yugoslav Officer Released Early From Prison

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Yugoslav army officer Veselin Sljivancanin has been released from prison after serving two thirds of his 10-year term for war crimes committed during the Balkan conflict of the 1990s. Sljivancanin was one of three Yugoslav officers convicted by the United Nations war crimes tribunal for failing to prevent a murder of some 200 Croatian […]

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Mladic Set to Boycott War Crimes Hearing

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic plans to boycott a scheduled court appearance Monday at the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague. A lawyer for Mladic said Sunday that the former Bosnian Serb military commander is refusing to appear because the court has not yet approved his defense team. Mladic, who is accused […]

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UN, Balkan Prosecutors Discuss Cooperation on War Crimes Cases

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Prosecutors for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia have met for the first time with counterparts from six Balkan nations to discuss working together on complex war crimes cases. Participants in Wednesday’s meeting in the Macedonian capital, Skopje, included 20 prosecutors from the judiciaries of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and […]

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Mladic Denies Charges of Genocide, Delays Plea

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Bosnian Serb wartime commander Ratko Mladic has told a war crimes court in The Hague that he fought for his country and his people, not for himself, during the fall of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. Former general Mladic appeared before the United Nations tribunal early Friday, for the first time since he was […]

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Defiant Mladic Refuses to Offer a Plea to ‘Obnoxious’ Charges

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The man known as the “Butcher of the Balkans”, Ratko Mladic, has made his first appearance before the U.N. war crimes tribunal at The Hague, but refused to enter a plea to what he said are “obnoxious” charges of genocide, war crimes and mass murder. Widows and mothers of the victims of the Bosnian war […]

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Mladic Refuses to Offer a Plea to ‘Obnoxious’ Charges

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic has made his first appearance before the U.N. war crimes tribunal at The Hague, but refused to enter a plea to what he said are “obnoxious” charges of genocide against him. Mladic told the court’s three judges on Friday that he was defending “my people and my country” […]

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Mladic Tells War Crimes Tribunal He Is ‘Gravely Ill’

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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After 16 years on the run, former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic has made his first appearance before the U.N. war crimes tribunal at The Hague, telling judges he is “gravely ill” and calling the charges against him “obnoxious.” Mladic was once a burly, intimidating figure on the battlefield. But he appeared subdued in […]

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