A Belgrade court sentenced former Bosnian Serb reservist policeman Milorad Jovanovic to nine years in prison for torturing civilian detainees at a museum in the Sanski Most area of Bosnia during the war in 1992.
Three years after the assassination of Kosovo Serb opposition party leader Oliver Ivanovic, the still-unsolved murder case is plagued by claims of political interference, obstruction of investigators, concealment of evidence and judicial incompetence.
Young Serbian artist Jelena Jacimovic’s images of victims and survivors of the 1995 genocide of Bosniaks from Srebrenica, inspired by their personal testimonies in war crimes archives, are going on display in Belgrade.
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo and Serbia, most of the case files and evidence from war crime trials are not immediately accessible to journalists, researchers and the general public, obscuring a crucial part of recent Balkan history.
BIRN’s analysis of Hague Tribunal evidence has revealed which Croatian military and police units were deployed in villages where Serb civilians were killed during and after 1995’s Operation Storm - but none of their commanders has ever been indicted.
Svetozar Andric, a wartime Bosnian Serb Army brigade commander who was accused of expelling Bosniaks from the town of Zvornik, was officially confirmed as a member of the Serbian parliament after the recent elections.
Amnesty International and the European Commission have expressed deep concern about what Amnesty called Serbia's ‘intimidating’ investigation into the finances of 57 NGO and individuals in Serbia – including BIRN.
A department of Serbia’s finance ministry tasked with tackling money laundering and terrorism financing has asked banks to hand over data about the transactions of dozens of individuals and NGOs known for their work on human rights, transparency and exposing corruption.