The Bosnian court upheld the five-month prison sentences handed down to three members of a Serb nationalist Chetnik organisation who were convicted of inciting hatred at a rally in the town of Visegrad in 2019.
This month we’ll be talking about how retail outlets in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia profit from spreading hate and get away with selling clothes that glorify war criminals and far-right ideologies.
Battlefield scenarios from the wars in the former Yugoslavia in the 20th Century are used in various board games and video games, but while some of them offer the opportunity to play with history, others distort the facts completely.
In the Bosnian town of Prijedor, site of some of the worst Bosnian Serb crimes of the 1992-95 war, members of a party in power helped create a right-wing organisation committed to rewriting history, BIRN can reveal.
Far-right symbols are often used in the Western Balkans, but many experts can’t distinguish them because they use a coded language, the author of a new handbook explains, hoping it will help people recognize and combat such movements.
Two small but vocal groups of right-wing Bosnian Serb nationalists exerted pressure that is believed to have caused the authorities in the city of Prijedor to ban this year’s White Armband Day march to commemorate war victims.