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  • Serbia - Ultranationalists claim victory in Serb election

    01/21/2007 3:54:35 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 705+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | January 21, 2007 | Ellie Tzortzi
    Excerpt - BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia's ultranationalist Radical Party claimed victory in national elections on Sunday, in a voter rejection of Western appeals for closer cooperation on the arrest of war criminals and on Kosovo. A projection of the result showed the opposition Radicals, strongest party in Serbia for years, taking 28 percent of the vote, a point higher than the 2003 national elections. "The Radical Party has won these elections," said Tomislav Nikolic, the Radical's candidate for prime minister in the absence of party leader Vojislav Seselj, who is on trial for war crimes at the U.N. tribunal in...
  • FOX says Milosevic is dead....

    03/11/2006 4:07:10 AM PST · by jmq · 593 replies · 14,413+ views
    <p>Slobodan Milosevic, the former Yugoslav leader who orchestrated the Balkan wars of the 1990s and was on trial for war crimes, was found dead in his prison cell at the U.N. detention center near The Hague, the U.N. tribunal said Saturday. He was 65.</p>
  • Fourteen Serbs sentenced for killing 200 Croatian PoWs

    12/12/2005 6:35:09 PM PST · by mark502inf · 17 replies · 474+ views
    AP ^ | Monday, Dec 12, 2005
    BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro (AP) - A Serbian court, in a landmark verdict, found 14 former members of a Serb militia guilty of war crimes Monday and sentenced them to prison terms ranging from five to 20 years for the execution of 200 Croat prisoners of war in 1991. Eight of the defendants, sentenced for one of the worst massacres of PoWs during the 1990s Balkan wars, received the maximum 20 years in jail. The rest were given prison sentences ranging from five to 15 years, including the only woman among the defendants, who was given a nine-year prison term. Two of...
  • SERBIA GOES BACK TO THE PAST

    08/23/2005 5:13:21 AM PDT · by Atlantic Bridge · 19 replies · 604+ views
    DER SPIEGEL ^ | August 22, 2005 | Interview
    In an interview with SPIEGEL, Vldan Batic, 56, the former Serbian Justice Minister, talks about how biased the justice system still is in his troubled nation and how the shadow of former President Slobodan Milosevic continues to hover. Even while on trial for war crimes, Milosevic may still be pulling the strings in Serbia. Slobodan Milosevic, first became president of Yugoslavia in 1989, but many say his influence is still felt. Currently, he is in the Netherlands, facing charges of war crimes at The Hague. In his first six years in power, Milosevic ignited conflicts in Croatia (1991) and Bosnia...
  • US Joins in Coordinated Moves on Balkans War Crimes Fugitives

    12/16/2004 2:04:51 PM PST · by Hoplite · 40 replies · 584+ views
    Voice Of America ^ | 16 December 2004 | David Gollust David Gollust David Gollust David Gollust
    US Joins in Coordinated Moves on Balkans War Crimes Fugitives By David Gollust State Department 16 December 2004 The international community Thursday announced new measures against Bosnian Serb officials for failing to hand over indicted Balkans war crimes figures to the U.N. tribunal in The Hague. They include targeted sanctions by the United States. The coordinated action by the United States, the International High Representative for Bosnia, Paddy Ashdown, and European Union peacekeepers in Bosnia reflects international frustration that key Balkans war crimes figures remain at large. Mr. Ashdown, international overseer of the 1995 Dayton accords on the Balkans conflict,...