Political parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina surreptitiously swap seats on the committees that oversee polling stations, and although it’s not illegal, it allows them to influence the vote count on election day to their own advantage.
Political parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina surreptitiously swap seats on the committees that oversee polling stations, allowing them to influence the vote count on election day to their own advantage – and it’s not illegal.
In the latest in the Forgotten Victims series, BIRN examines the killings of several elderly people by members of the Bosnian Croat wartime force, the Croatian Defence Council, who have never been brought to trial.
Josip Kresic, a wartime Croatian Defence Council fighter who was on trial for crimes against civilian prisoners in the Stolac area in 1993, became the third defendant in the case to die before the final verdict.
Former detainees who were imprisoned by Bosnian Croat forces in a hospital for bone diseases in the town of Stolac will hold a commemoration for those who were tortured and died at the wartime detention facility.
A former soldier with international peacekeeping forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina has written to the Croatian authorities, appealing to them to extradite Bosnian Croat war crimes suspects to stand trial.