For a third year running, staff at the Srebrenica Memorial Centre have been filming stories about the lives of residents of Srebrenica before and during the war, as well as their experiences of surviving the genocide. With stories filmed over the past year included, testimonials by 500 victims have so far been permanently preserved in the Memorial Centre’s archive.
The UN court in The Hague will hand down its verdict in the war crimes retrial of Serbian State Security officials Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic after they appealed against their initial conviction.
The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Judicial and Prosecutorial Training Center of Bosnia’s Federation entity signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on developing an educational programme on genocide denial and hate narratives.
In Bosnia and Herzegovina’s ethnically-divided schooling system, teaching about the 1990s conflict is often one-sided and excludes important war crimes verdicts – so BIRN has created a database of court-established facts in an attempt to bring changes.
The Bosnian state court has asked Turkey for the extradition of Sakib Mahmuljin, wartime commander of the Bosnian Army’s Third Corps, after he failed to appear to serve his eight-year war crimes sentence.
For years, those suffering from PTSD have felt abandoned and forgotten while dealing with their traumas. Then the pandemic and war in Europe began, intensifying the loneliness and old nightmares which they thought to have suppressed.
Husein Mujanovic’s sentence for abusing Serb civilian prisoners held in inhumane conditions in a Bosnian Army military prison in Hrasnica near Sarajevo in 1992 was reduced to four-and-a-half years on appeal.