Kosovo War http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35381/all en Serb radicals protest leader's 10-year detention http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/serb-radicals-protest-leaders-10-year-detention <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>Several thousand ultra-nationalists protested Sunday against the 10-year long detention of their leader, Vojislav Seselj, by a UN war crimes court, awaiting a verdict for his role in the 1990s Balkans wars.</p> <p>At the gathering of some 3,000 people, Seselj's Serbian Radical Party officials called for his release, while Seselj's legal adviser Zoran Krasic said the hardline leader was "denied all human rights" in The Hague.</p> <p>Seselj voluntarily surrendered to the Hague-based International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on February 24, 2003. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/serb-radicals-protest-leaders-10-year-detention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Croatian War of Independence International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia Kosovo War AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 16:48:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765089 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ UN court acquits Yugoslav army chief Perisic on appeal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/urgent-un-court-acquits-yugoslav-army-chief-perisic-appeal <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 UN war crimes tribunal on Thursday acquitted Yugoslav ex-army chief Momcilo Perisic on appeal, and overturned his 27-year sentence for crimes during the bloody Balkan wars of the 1990s, including crimes against humanity. </p> <p>Judge Theodor Meron of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) appeals chamber ordered "the immediate release of Momcilo Perisic", a former right-hand man of deceased Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic.</p> <p>jhe-cjo/mlr</p> International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia Kosovo War Momčilo Perišić Momcilo Perisic AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:32:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5769822 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Ex-Yugoslav army leader acquitted of war crimes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/update-1-un-war-crimes-judges-acquit-ex-yugoslav-army-leader <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>(Adds reactions, lawyer's comment, details)</p> <p>By Thomas Escritt</p> <p>THE HAGUE, Feb 28 (Reuters) - The former head of the Yugoslav army was acquitted on Thursday of charges of aiding and abetting atrocities committed in Bosnia and Croatia during the 1990s, in a ruling that was condemned by victims but welcomed by Serb officials.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/update-1-un-war-crimes-judges-acquit-ex-yugoslav-army-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnian War Croatian War of Independence Disaster Kosovo War Momčilo Perišić Republika Srpska Serbian war crimes Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:15:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5769876 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ ICTY jails two former Bosnian Serb officials for 22 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/urgent-icty-jails-two-former-bosnian-serb-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 bloody 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> <p>ndy/jhe/cjo/jmm</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> Croatian War of Independence Kosovo War Serbs of Bosnia and Herzegovina AFP Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:16:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5795434 at http://www.globalpost.com Kosovo ex-minister goes on trial on corruption charges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/kosovo-ex-minister-goes-trial-corruption-charges <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>Former Kosovo transport minister and six other defendants went on trial Monday on charges of involvement in organised crime and corruption that cost the state budget of two million euros ($2.6 mn).</p> <p>European prosecutor Johannes Pickert said that Fatmir Limaj and the other defendants had manipulated tender procedures, gave and received bribes and tampered with evidence in three tenders held by the transport and telecommunications ministry.</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/130408/kosovo-ex-minister-goes-trial-corruption-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Kosovar Albanians Kosovo War AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 18:46:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5805857 at http://www.globalpost.com Serbia wants its war crimes prepetrators jailed at home http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/serbia-wants-its-war-crimes-prepetrators-jailed-at-home <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>Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic on Tuesday asked UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to intervene to ensure that Serbs convicted by a UN war crimes court can serve their sentences in their own country.</p> <p>Belgrade is "ready to offer firm guarantees that the convicts will not be granted a premature release and without an adequate ruling of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)," Dacic wrote in a letter to the secretary general.</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/130409/serbia-wants-its-war-crimes-prepetrators-jailed-at-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Croatian War of Independence International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia Kosovo War AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:15:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5807425 at http://www.globalpost.com Kosovo ex-rebel now MP goes on retrial for war crimes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/kosovo-ex-rebel-now-mp-goes-retrial-war-crimes <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 top ethnic Albanian guerrilla commander turned-politician and his nine associates on Thursday went on retrial for war crimes committed during the 1998-1999 Kosovo war.</p> <p>Fatmir Limaj pleaded not guilty to the charges of torture and killing of ethnic Serb and Albanian civilians at a detention centre in the central Kosovo village of Klecka.</p> <p>Limaj, currently a lawmaker from Prime Minister Hashim Thaci's Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), was the commander of the centre.</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/130418/kosovo-ex-rebel-now-mp-goes-retrial-war-crimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Europe Hospitality Kosovo Liberation Army Kosovo War Law Politics AFP Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:02:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5819620 at http://www.globalpost.com Wartime Kosovo organ trafficking probe to end in 2014 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130425/wartime-kosovo-organ-trafficking-probe-end-2014 <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>An international probe into allegations of organ trafficking by Kosovo Albanian rebels in the 1990s will end in 2014, the US prosecutor leading the investigation said Thursday.</p> <p>"We have interrogated more than 100 witnesses so far and we expect that this probe (will) be finished next year," prosecutor Clint Williamson was quoted as saying in a statement from the Serbian government following his meeting with Serb Prime Minister Ivica Dacic.</p> <p>Dacic reiterated Belgrade's support for the EU-led investigation.</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/130425/wartime-kosovo-organ-trafficking-probe-end-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo War Law AFP Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:31:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5825054 at http://www.globalpost.com Serbia arrests two men over Kosovo war crimes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130521/serbia-arrests-two-men-over-kosovo-war-crimes <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>Two Serbs, including an active member of a special police unit, were arrested over war crimes allegedly committed against ethnic Albanian civilians during the 1998-1999 Kosovo war, the prosecutor's office said Tuesday.</p> <p>The suspects, identified only by their initials K.V. and P.L., were accused of being part of a group that killed 65 ethnic Albanian civilians in the western Kosovo village of Ljubenic, the war crimes prosecutor's office 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/130521/serbia-arrests-two-men-over-kosovo-war-crimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kosovo Kosovo War Serbian war crimes War Yugoslav Wars AFP Tue, 21 May 2013 14:00:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5842847 at http://www.globalpost.com Five Kosovo ex-guerrillas arrested in war crimes probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130523/five-kosovo-ex-guerrillas-arrested-war-crimes-probe <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>Police on Thursday arrested five ethnic Albanian former guerrillas suspected of war crimes against civilians during the 1998-99 conflict in Kosovo, the EU rule of law mission said.</p> <p>The five were members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), the guerrilla group that fought the armed forces of then Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic during the war.</p> <p>"The five individuals are investigated for war crimes against the civilian population... held in a KLA detention centre," the EU mission known as EULEX said in a statement.</p> <p>EULEX did not identify the suspects.</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/130523/five-kosovo-ex-guerrillas-arrested-war-crimes-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Kosovo Kosovo Liberation Army Kosovo War AFP Thu, 23 May 2013 23:35:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5845081 at http://www.globalpost.com Serbia hails war crimes acquittal of ex-intelligence chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130530/serbia-hails-war-crimes-acquittal-ex-intelligence-chief <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>Serbia hailed the UN war crimes tribunal's decision Thursday to acquit Serb ex-intelligence chief Jovica Stanisic and his deputy of running Bosnian death squads during the 1992-1995 war.</p> <p>"Serbia has always advocated fair trials to all those accused before the tribunal in The Hague as the only way to establish the truth about the war and make conditions for reconciliation, peace and stability in the region," Prime Minister Ivica Dacic told AFP.</p> <p>ks/txw</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> Croatian War of Independence Europe Kosovo War AFP Thu, 30 May 2013 16:45:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5848880 at http://www.globalpost.com UN court acquits Milosevic's ex-intelligence chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130530/un-court-acquits-milosevics-ex-intelligence-chief <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 UN tribunal on Thursday acquitted late Serb leader Slobodan Milosevic's intelligence chief and his deputy of running Bosnian death squads during ex-Yugoslavia's brutal 1990s conflict, saying they could not have known the units would commit such crimes.</p> <p>"The Chamber found that the prosecution had not proven beyond reasonable doubt that the accused planned or ordered the crimes charged in the indictment," Dutch judge Alphons Orie told the Yugoslav war crimes court, ordering their immediate release.</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/130530/un-court-acquits-milosevics-ex-intelligence-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Croatian War of Independence Kosovo War Serbian war crimes War AFP Thu, 30 May 2013 16:45:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5848883 at http://www.globalpost.com WikiLeaks cables support criticism of ICTY judge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130618/wikileaks-cables-support-criticism-icty-judge <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>US diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks appear to support claims by a Danish judge that the American head of the war crimes court for the former Yugoslavia furthered US administration aims to acquit senior suspects, a Danish newspaper said Tuesday.</p> <p>Judge Frederik Harhoff last week claimed in a letter sent to his colleagues and leaked in the Danish press that the president of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Theodor Meron, had pressured judges to acquit leading Croatian and Serbian officers.</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/130618/wikileaks-cables-support-criticism-icty-judge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Croatian War of Independence International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia Kosovo War AFP Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:34:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5860291 at http://www.globalpost.com UN prosecutor to appeal after Yugoslav acquittals attacked http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130624/un-prosecutor-appeal-after-yugoslav-acquittals-attacked <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 chief prosecutor at the UN Yugoslav war crimes court said Monday he shared victims' dismay at a raft of recent acquittals that have sparked an unprecedented storm of criticism and allegations of US interference.</p> <p>"I understand the disappointment felt by many, especially survivor communities following the series of recent acquittals," Serge Brammertz said in a statement.</p> <p>"My office shares that disappointment," Brammertz wrote.</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/130624/un-prosecutor-appeal-after-yugoslav-acquittals-attacked" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Croatian War of Independence Human Interest International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia Kosovo War AFP Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:06:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5866093 at http://www.globalpost.com Former spy, guerrilla jailed for Kosovo murder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130719/former-spy-guerrilla-jailed-kosovo-murder <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 Fatos Bytyci</p> <p>PRISTINA (Reuters) - A Kosovar former spy and guerilla fighter was jailed for four and a half years on Friday for killing a man during a period of deadly political score-settling after the country's 1998-99 war.</p> <p>Nazim Bllaca said he was a member of an intelligence group that emerged from the guerrilla Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and was affiliated with the political party of Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, himself a former guerrilla commander.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130719/former-spy-guerrilla-jailed-kosovo-murder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Geography of Europe Kosovo War Thomson Reuters Fri, 19 Jul 2013 16:35:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5888279 at http://www.globalpost.com