Four convicted war criminals have been involved in campaigning for the upcoming elections in Serbia, all of them supporting parties in the governing coalition, the Youth Initiative for Human Rights said in a new report.
Belgrade Appeals Court ordered the release of Edin Vranj, a former senior Bosnian police official whose arrest in Serbia on war crimes charges sparked angry reactions from ministers in his home country.
Novak Djukic, who has already been convicted in Bosnia of the 1995 Tuzla massacre, needs further psychiatric treatment and is not well enough to participate in his trial in Serbia until September next year, medical experts said.
The Serbian court has so far not awarded any compensation during trials to survivors of wartime sexual violence - and one rape victim has waived her right to damages because she feared losing her anonymity if she filed a civil suit.
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.