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Serb army commander sends off for his false teeth - and dismisses UN war crimes tribunal as 'satanic court'

Bosnia TV shows fugitive Mladic in home videos

Bosnian state television has broadcast several video clips it says show war crimes fugitive Ratko Mladic living freely in Serbia despite genocide charges filed against him by a UN tribunal in 1995.

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Sir Martin Garrod, who died on 17 April aged 73, commanded the Royal Marines and helped bring peace to Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1990s. Born in Darjeeling, India, in May 1935, he became a Naval officer and joined the Marines, serving in, among other places, Cyprus, Borneo and Belfast.

Karadzic files motion detailing 'immunity deal'

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic today filed a 140-page motion arguing the war crimes charges against him should be dropped because he was promised immunity by a top US official in 1996.

Ellie Maxwell: Aid worker who founded the charity Firefly International

Ellie Maxwell, who has died from cancer aged 32, was multi-talented, with an ability to engage in a wide variety of projects with an infectious generosity and enthusiasm. When she was 21 and at Edinburgh University she went to Bosnia to visit her father Peter who was working for Terre des Hommes in Mostar. While she was there she had to dodge bullets while helping to carry water over Mostar bridge and it made her realise that there was a great need for a safe haven for children from all ethnic and social backgrounds to meet together; this evolved into her charity, Firefly International.

UN judges to issue decision on Krajisnik appeal

The former speaker of the Bosnian Serb parliament hears today if UN judges will overturn his conviction for orchestrating ethnic cleansing campaigns that left thousands of Muslims and Croats dead.

Bluebird: A Memoir, By Vesna Maric

This memoir of a teenage girl's exile to Britain from her home in Mostar in war-torn Bosnia, is a strangely uninvolving one. Vesna Maric has a clear, simple style which should have real impact when describing events that are terrifying at best, but I struggled to find a way in. Carol Shields' daughter said that her mother told her to write as if whispering into the ear of someone she loved, and it's that sense of intimacy that's missing here. From the beginning, Maric seems to announce, rather than confide – "I remember a piece of TV footage that later became legendary" – and that puts up a barrier that the rest of the book struggles to break down.

From Sarajevo to Hollywood: Life under siege

Bill Carter, an American, didn't know much about the war in Bosnia, but somehow he ended up in Sarajevo, the city under siege for almost four years. Liam Neeson and Orlando Bloom are to play lead roles in his film about his experiences there. By Peter Popham

Karadzic refuses to enter plea at UN war crimes tribunal

The Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic made a defiant stand before a UN court yesterday when he refused to enter pleas to genocide charges brought against him following atrocities in the Bosnian war of the 1990s.

Karadzic plea entered as 'not guilty' by tribunal

The UN tribunal for the former Yugoslavia entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic for war crimes and genocide charges on Friday after he refused to enter one.

War crimes tribunal: The Karadzic calamity

Hague prosecutors red-faced after Bosnian Serb leader rejects outdated charge sheet

Karadzic victims: 'Dark memories we hoped to put behind us'

The first appearance of Radovan Karadzic at the international war crimes tribunal aroused mixed feelings in Belgrade, reflecting the divisive attitude of Serbs towards their recent past.

Karadzic faces first day in court on genocide charges

Radovan Karadzic, one of the world's most wanted fugitives, makes his long-awaited first court appearance today following a dead-of-night secret transfer to a UN jail cell in The Hague.

Brigadier Ben Barry: I saw disturbing evidence of dark crimes all around me

Over Christmas 1995, Second Battalion, The Light Infantry, deployed into western Bosnia, territory that had spent most of the war under Bosnian Serb control. All over our area we saw shocking evidence of ethnic cleansing that had taken place in 1992 as hardliners and paramilitaries worked their evil trade. We lost count of the number of houses, villages and even whole towns that had been destroyed. Houses were burnt out or blown up, with gaunt timbers poking at the sky. Most of this ethnic cleansing seemed to have been directed by Bosnian Serbs against Muslims and Croats.

Word on the street: 'I cried with happiness. Today, for the first time, I feel like the war has ended'

Hundreds of people braved the rain to pour out into the streets of Sarajevo to celebrate the capture of Radovan Karadzic, but few were more jubilant than Nidzara Ahmetasevic, 34.

War general Mladic still at large

The capture of Radovan Karadzic raises the question of whether his arch ally General Ratko Mladic could soon be in detention too.

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