Flowers were laid in the Alipasino Polje neighbourhood of Sarajevo to mark the 30th anniversary of the deaths of six children who were killed by shells fired from Bosnian Serb Army positions as they were sledging in the winter snow.
At least six police officers are under investigation in Bosnia and Herzegovina for domestic violence, but internal cases against them have been suspended until the end of the criminal proceedings, Detektor has learned. In the past, police officers found responsible for domestic violence have been fined but not dismissed.
Ratko Vujovic, Milovan Ognjenovic, Vitomir Pepic, Ljubomir Vlacic and Zeljko Dupljan, all former Bosnian Serb Army officers or soldiers, were arrested this week on suspicion of involvement in the mass killings of Bosniaks in 1995
Bosnia and Herzegovina is dragging its feet when it comes to reforms to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing, putting at risk financial flows to and from abroad. There are concerns over the rest of the Balkan region too.
The Municipal Court in Sarajevo confirmed an indictment filed by the Cantonal Prosecution, charging Nefail Cehic with the crime of “jeopardizing security” by sending serious threats to the life of staff members of Detektor newsroom of Balkan Investigative Reporting Network of Bosnia and Herzegovina, BIRN BiH, from his Facebook profile. The threats were sent to Detektor’s Facebook page.
At its annual meeting in Sarajevo, the Southeast Europe Coalition on Whistleblower Protection granted recognition for freedom of speech to BIRN Bosnia and Herzegovina and other journalists and activists.
The Bosnian state court upheld the verdict convicting former reservist policeman Dusan Culibrk of involvement in the wartime killings of more than 50 Bosniaks and Croats in the Bosanska Krupa area in 1992.
The British embassy in Sarajevo rejected allegations made by public figures in Serbia and Republika Srpska that genocide convict Radovan Karadzic is being held in unacceptable conditions in a UK prison.
Srebrenica victims’ associations condemned an appeal to the UN by public figures in Serbia and Republika Srpska who claimed that genocide convict Radovan Karadzic is being held in poor conditions in a British prison.