Former Croatian policeman Mihajlo Hrastov, who was convicted of killing 13 Yugoslav prisoners of war in the town of Karlovac in 1991, said he has been ordered to pay more than 350,000 euros to fund compensation.
Montenegro’s Minister of Justice, Human and Minority Rights, Vladimir Leposavic, said he did not deny the suffering of victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacres but only criticised the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague.
Over 220 women who applied to a Kosovo government committee to verify victims of wartime sexual violence have been rejected, showing how difficult it can be to establish facts about assaults that happened more than 20 years ago during the war.
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.
Veljko Papic, a former officer of the Bosnian Serb Army’s Sarajevo-Romanija Corps, was jailed for two years for crimes against civilians who were forced to do hard labour on the front lines in Sarajevo in 1993 and 1994.
Bosnia’s Constitutional Court rejected an appeal from former policeman Darko Mrdja, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his involvement in murders and other crimes against Bosniaks in the Prijedor area in 1992.
Bosnia’s Constitutional Court rejected former Bosnian Serb Army military policeman Dragan Marjanovic’s appeal against the verdict convicting him of participating in the murders of 28 Bosniaks on Mount Borje near Teslic in 1992.
There are more than 1,600 memorials around Kosovo related to the 1998-99 war, but the authorities don’t have a proper register of what has been built, or any legal guidelines to regulate the chaotic construction of monuments.
European parliamentarians adopted reports calling on Serbia and Kosovo to do more to investigate suspected wartime grave sites and resolve hundreds of remaining missing persons cases from the 1998-99 Kosovo war.