Ruling Vetevendosje party MP Arbereshe Kryeziu Hyseni was criticised for saying that finding ethnic Albanian missing persons from the Kosovo war should be prioritised over looking for Serbs who disappeared.
Acting on the PM's proposal, parliament on Thursday sacked Minister of Justice Vladimir Leposavic for remarks casting doubt on the Srebrenica genocide, while also adopting a resolution prohibiting public denial of the genocide.
Facebook removed a video posted by the Bosnian Serb ruling party that praised Ratko Mladic after his conviction for genocide and other wartime crimes, and warned that the party could face a ban if it continues to spread ethnic hatred.
Aleksandar Vucic said that 11 bodies of Kosovo Albanians, believed to be war victims, have been exhumed from a mass grave in Kizevak near the southern town of Raska, and denied that Serbia was seeking to conceal them.
Croatia indicted a 50-year-old former fighter for committing a war crime against civilians during an attack on the Croatian town of Vukovar in 1991 by the Yugoslav People’s Army and Serbian paramilitaries.
Serbian pro-government newspapers condemned what they claimed was the unjust conviction of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic, although most government ministers stayed quiet about the verdict.
Before this week’s final verdict in Bosnian Serb wartime general Ratko Mladic’s trial, BIRN a presents a photographic essay showing the places where the crimes in his indictment were committed, accompanied by quotes from key witnesses.
At the trial of wartime Bosnian Serb Army soldier Dragan Dopudja, former police employees said that Bosniak prisoners were taken away from a detention facility in Ripac near Bihac in June 1992 and never seen again.