Bosnia and Herzegovina http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25412/all en Bosnian Serb ex-policeman jailed for 20 years over Srebrenica http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/bosnian-serb-ex-policeman-jailed-20-years-over-srebrenica <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Dozens jailed over 1995 Srebrenica massacre</p> <p>* Some 8,000 Muslim men and boys killed</p> <p>SARAJEVO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Bosnia's war crimes court jailed a former Serb police officer for 20 years on Friday for his role in the 1995 mass killing of Muslims in Srebrenica, the worst atrocity on European soil since World War Two.</p> <p>Bozidar Kuvelja, 41, was found guilty of crimes against humanity but cleared of genocide.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/bosnian-serb-ex-policeman-jailed-20-years-over-srebrenica" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian Genocide Health Serbian war crimes Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:30:27 +0000 5733190 at http://www.globalpost.com Bomb destroys war memorial in divided Bosnian town http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/bomb-destroys-war-memorial-divided-bosnian-town <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Mostar saw heavy fighting during 1992-95 war</p> <p>* Town still deeply divided between Muslims and Croats</p> <p>* Peace overseer appeals for calm</p> <p>By Maja Zuvela</p> <p>SARAJEVO, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A bomb blast destroyed a monument to fallen soldiers of Bosnia's Muslim-dominated wartime army on Monday in the southern town of Mostar, where divisions between ethnic Croats and Muslims still run deep.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/bomb-destroys-war-memorial-divided-bosnian-town" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Education Europe Mostar Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 12:45:18 +0000 5734107 at http://www.globalpost.com Serbian military song at UN concert sparks Bosnian outcry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/serbian-military-song-at-un-concert-sparks-bosnian-outcry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UNITED NATIONS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apologized on Thursday for the performance of a Serbian military song in the world body's General Assembly, which activists said was associated with massacres in Bosnia in the 1990s.</p> <p>But U.N. General Assembly President Vuk Jeremic, a Serbian, defended the performance of Mars na Drinu (March on the River Drina) at a New Year's concert organized by his office at U.N. headquarters in New York on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/serbian-military-song-at-un-concert-sparks-bosnian-outcry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe Serbian war crimes Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 22:45:03 +0000 5735866 at http://www.globalpost.com Bosnian Roma family plays itself in stark film http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/bosnian-roma-family-plays-itself-stark-film <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Danis Tanovic inspired by real-life story of poverty</p> <p>* Angry at Bosnian society for turning its back</p> <p>* Casts family to play themselves in compelling new film</p> <p>By Tanya Wood and Mike Collett-White</p> <p>BERLIN, Feb 14 (Reuters) - When Bosnian director Danis Tanovic learned about a Roma family refused emergency medical care because they could not pay for it, he not only decided to turn their story into a film but managed to convince the couple to play themselves.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/bosnian-roma-family-plays-itself-stark-film" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Business Danis Tanovic Danis Tanović Entertainment Europe Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:01:41 +0000 5755344 at http://www.globalpost.com Bosnian power struggle goes to court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/bosnian-power-struggle-goes-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Impasse paralysing government in Bosnian region</p> <p>* Reflects unwieldy system of government after war</p> <p>* U.S. pushing to restructure Muslim-Croat Federation</p> <p>By Daria Sito-Sucic</p> <p>SARAJEVO, Feb 15 (Reuters) - A court in Bosnia was asked to rule on a six-month power struggle in the country's autonomous Muslim-Croat Federation on Friday after Bosnian Muslim lawmakers blocked a motion to sack their ministers in the government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/bosnian-power-struggle-goes-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:30:32 +0000 5756966 at http://www.globalpost.com Convicted Bosnian-Serb war criminal Milan Gvero dies at 75 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/convicted-bosnian-serb-war-criminal-milan-gvero-dies-at-75 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bosnian-Serb general Milan Gvero, convicted for crimes against humanity during the 1992-95 Bosnian war and the right-hand man of army chief Ratko Mladic, has died in a Belgrade hospital, officials said. He was 75.</p> <p>"General Gvero died yesterday afternoon after a leg amputation," his lawyer Dragan Krgovic told Serb news agency Tanjug on Monday. A hospital source confirmed the report to AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/convicted-bosnian-serb-war-criminal-milan-gvero-dies-at-75" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian Genocide Milan Gvero Serbs of Bosnia and Herzegovina AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:45:42 +0000 5759330 at http://www.globalpost.com Berlin film fest winner heads home to scrap dealing life http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/berlin-film-fest-winner-heads-home-scrap-dealing-life <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Muhamed Kahrimanovic</p> <p>POLJICE, Bosnia (Reuters) - Berlin film festival winner, actor, scrap dealer, father, husband or outcast on the fringes of society?</p> <p>The flowers and cheering which greeted Berlin film festival 2013 best actor Nazif Mujic on his return home to Bosnia this week are the latest in a string of unbelievable surprises for a poor Roma who has spent a lifetime on the fringes of society.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/berlin-film-fest-winner-heads-home-scrap-dealing-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Business Entertainment Ethnic groups in Europe Europe Health Nazif Mujic Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:45:16 +0000 5760238 at http://www.globalpost.com Silver Bear winner returns home to Bosnian Roma slum http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/silver-bear-winner-returns-home-bosnian-roma-slum <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>"Bosnia's best actor lives here," says a brightly coloured cardboard sign hung on a tree, near where the village's asphalt road turns into the muddy path that leads to a Roma slum.</p> <p>Now Nazif Mujic faces being forced to return to his previous job, hunting for scrap metal for just a few euros a day.</p> <p>Earlier this month, Mujic picked up the Silver Bear for best actor at the Berlin Film Festival. His performance in Bosnian director Danis Tanovic's "An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker" was one of the highlights of the festival.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/silver-bear-winner-returns-home-bosnian-roma-slum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Entertainment Europe Nazif Mujic Tuzla AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 06:00:48 +0000 5764047 at http://www.globalpost.com Bosnian Serb leader to testify for Karadzic's defence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/bosnian-serb-leader-testify-karadzics-defence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bosnian Serb nationalist president Milorad Dodik said Thursday he would testify in defence of former leader Radovan Karadzic at his genocide trial before the UN's Yugoslav war crimes court.</p> <p>"I will probably be a defence witness for Karadzic in the coming months... I see no reasons not to do it," Dodik said in an interview with Serbian state television RTS.</p> <p>A source from Dodik's office confirmed to AFP that he would "testify for (Karadzic's) defence," but could not say when the Bosnian Serb leader would appear before The Hague-based court.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/bosnian-serb-leader-testify-karadzics-defence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Politics of Bosnia and Herzegovina Radovan Karadzic Serbs of Bosnia and Herzegovina AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:16:41 +0000 5770197 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Bosnia's Pjanic out of World Cup qualifier against Greece http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/soccer-bosnias-pjanic-out-world-cup-qualifier-against-greece <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Maja Zuvela</p> <p>SARAJEVO, March 5 (Reuters) - Bosnia midfielder Miralem Pjanic will miss the World Cup Group G qualifier at home to Greece on March 22 and several AS Roma games after being ruled out with an ankle injury.</p> <p>"I had the first therapy today and I've been told that I will be out of action for at least a month," Pjanic told the Bosnian weekly Slobodna Bosna on Tuesday after limping off in Roma's 3-1 win over Serie A rivals Genoa on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/soccer-bosnias-pjanic-out-world-cup-qualifier-against-greece" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Miralem Pjanić Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 15:00:12 +0000 5773923 at http://www.globalpost.com Bosnian Serb entity picks woman to lead new government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/bosnian-serb-entity-picks-woman-lead-new-government <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bosnia's Serb entity on Tuesday picked its first female leader as it installed a new government that is hoped to scoop it out of the financial crisis that prompted the former coalition to resign.</p> <p>Zeljka Cvijanovic, 45, replaces outgoing prime minister Aleksandar Dzombic and is the first woman to lead the government since the US-brokered Dayton agreements ended the more than three-year long Bosnian war in 1995.</p> <p>The Dayton accords divided Bosnia into two semi-independent entities: the Serbs' Republika Srpska (RS) and the Muslim-Croat Federation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/bosnian-serb-entity-picks-woman-lead-new-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:31:56 +0000 5781726 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch state must compensate Srebrenica soldier: court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/dutch-state-must-compensate-srebrenica-soldier-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Dutch state must compensate a former soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after his deployment to the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica in 1995, a top judicial body ruled on Monday.</p> <p>The Centrale Raad van Beroep (CRvB), the Netherlands' highest administrative court, held the Dutch defence minister responsible, saying not enough was done to look after the soldier on and after his return to the Netherlands.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/dutch-state-must-compensate-srebrenica-soldier-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian War Srebrenica War AFP Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:00:56 +0000 5793291 at http://www.globalpost.com War crimes court jails Bosnian Serb ex-officials for 22 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/war-crimes-court-jails-bosnian-serb-ex-officials-22-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Yugoslav war crimes court on Wednesday jailed two former Bosnian Serb officials for 22 years for their roles in a campaign to rid Bosnia of Muslims, Croats and other non-Serbs early in the Balkan country's 1992-95 war.</p> <p>"The trial chamber hereby sentences Mico Stanisic" and his subordinate Stojan Zupljanin "to a single sentence of 22 years in prison," International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) judge Burton Hall said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/war-crimes-court-jails-bosnian-serb-ex-officials-22-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina European people Serbs of Bosnia and Herzegovina AFP Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:46:56 +0000 5795471 at http://www.globalpost.com War crimes court jails Bosnian Serb ex-officials for 22 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/war-crimes-court-jails-bosnian-serb-ex-officials-22-years-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Yugoslav war crimes court on Wednesday jailed for 22 years two former Bosnian Serb officials closely linked to ex-leader Radovan Karadzic, for their roles in a campaign to rid Bosnia of Muslims, Croats and other non-Serbs early in the Balkan country's 1992-95 war.</p> <p>"The trial chamber hereby sentences Mico Stanisic" and his subordinate Stojan Zupljanin "to a single sentence of 22 years in prison," International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) judge Burton Hall said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/war-crimes-court-jails-bosnian-serb-ex-officials-22-years-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe Serbian war crimes Social Issues AFP Wed, 27 Mar 2013 18:18:28 +0000 5795560 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-Karadzic ally in contempt for refusal to testify http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/ex-karadzic-ally-contempt-refusal-testify <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Bosnian Serb ex-army general who led the 1995 attack on Srebrenica, one of the bloodiest episodes of the Bosnian war, has been charged with contempt after refusing to testify on behalf of former leader Radovan Karadzic, a UN war crimes court said Thursday.</p> <p>The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) ordered the indictment for contempt after Radislav Krstic's refused to testify on medical grounds following a subpoena.</p> <p>"There were no medical reasons which would amount to good cause," the ICTY said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/ex-karadzic-ally-contempt-refusal-testify" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian Genocide Radovan Karadzic Republika Srpska AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:46:03 +0000 5796349 at http://www.globalpost.com