Serb army commander sends off for his false teeth - and dismisses UN war crimes tribunal as 'satanic court'
Bosnia And Herzegovina
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Thursday 11 June 2009
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.
Wednesday 27 May 2009
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.
Monday 25 May 2009
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.
Thursday 21 May 2009
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.
Tuesday 17 March 2009
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.
Sunday 08 February 2009
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.
Monday 01 September 2008
Saturday 30 August 2008
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.
Friday 29 August 2008
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.
Sunday 03 August 2008
Friday 01 August 2008
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.
Thursday 31 July 2008
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.
Wednesday 23 July 2008
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'
Wednesday 23 July 2008
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.
Tuesday 22 July 2008
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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