Montenegrin human rights activists laid wreaths in front of the police headquarters in the coastal town of Herceg Novi to commemorate the wartime deportation of Bosniak refugees to a Serb-run prison camp.
Special State Prosecutor Milivoje Katnic promised to take action against Montenegrin citizens who were involved in war crimes after repeated criticism that the country is failing to bring perpetrators to justice.
A public opinion survey suggested that a majority of Montenegrins believe their country is failing to properly address the crimes of the 1990s and that the judiciary is incapable of dealing with war-related cases.
Montenegrin Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic asked parliament to approve the dismissal of Minister of Justice, Human and Minority Rights Vladimir Leposavic because he expressed doubt that the 1995 massacres of Bosniaks from Srebrenica were genocide.
Since fleeing a prison sentence in Montenegro in 2016, Milos Marovic, the son of fugitive Montenegrin former politician Svetozar Marovic, has built up agricultural land holdings in Serbia worth more than a million euros, BIRN can reveal.