Political parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina surreptitiously swap seats on the committees that oversee polling stations, and although it’s not illegal, it allows them to influence the vote count on election day to their own advantage.
Denis Dzidic, director of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Bosnia and Herzegovina, was given a Nino Catic Journalism Award on Friday for long-term reporting about the Srebrenica genocide and for contributing to preserving the truth about the July 1995 mass killings.
A court in Orasje in Bosnia says people convicted by the town’s court martial during the 1990s war will soon be asked to start serving their sentences - but some insist that they didn’t even know they were being tried.
The Dutch government has established an expert commission to decide how much compensation to award to relatives of 350 men from Srebrenica after the supreme court ruled that the Netherlands had some responsibility for their deaths.
Emir Alisic, who is accused of unlawfully forming and joining foreign paramilitary or parapolice groups, which operated as part of so-called Islamic State in Syria, pleaded not guilty at the Bosnian state court on June 23.
Several Bosniaks were saved by courageous interventions from individual Serbs who defied potential risks to help neighbours during wartime in the town of Vlasenica in 1992, when many were detained and killed by Bosnian Serb forces.