Representatives of a Russian organisation founded by Vladimir Putin and under EU sanctions for financing the war against Ukraine attended a ceremony in Visegrad to honour Russian fighters killed in the Bosnian war.
Tributes have been paid to the victims of an artillery strike on the Bosnian town of Zenica in April 1993 that left 15 people dead, including a child – an attack that no one has been convicted of ordering.
Legal changes banning the denial of genocide, imposed by Bosnia and Herzegovina’s top international official, caused the Bosnian Serb leadership to threaten to pull out of the country’s tax system, judiciary and army.
The disappearance of Bosnian Serb Army general Milomir Savcic, who is on trial for assisting the Srebrenica genocide, is the latest in a series of incidents in which war crimes suspects and convicts have escaped justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bosnian war survivors want former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic to be found guilty this week of genocide in five Bosnian municipalities in 1992 as well as genocide in Srebrenica in 1995, but experts believe this is unlikely to happen.
On the anniversary of the Bosnian Serb Army’s shelling of the city of Tuzla, which left 71 dead in May 1995, parents of children who were killed praised the Kapija Memorial Centre for safeguarding the truth about the attack.
War crime cases involving a large number of defendants have been on hold for more than a year because of measures imposed to prevent large gatherings spreading the coronavirus, raising concerns that justice is suffering as a result.
Relatives of a group of victims of the Srebrenica genocide whose lives were not saved by Dutch peacekeeping troops in 1995 can file claims for compensation from the Netherlands starting in March, Dutch ministers said.