War crimes

War crimes

Mladic assails genocide hearing with his kidney ailment

FORMER Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic complained yesterday about his health, courtroom cameras and what he called media’s lies during an hour-long pre-trial hearing at the war crimes tribunal in The Hague.

Scottish judge will oversee run-up to Karadzic trial in The Hague

A SCOTTISH judge has been appointed to oversee preparations for the trial of Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb leader, it was announced yesterday.

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Net tightens on fugitive Mladic

SERBIA'S foreign minister has predicted that fugitive General Ratko Mladic will be apprehended soon and put on trial at the UN war crimes tribunal, putting to rest an ugly legacy of the Balkan wars of the 1990s.

Serbs and Albanians pleased it's all downhill from here

WAR is not forgotten here, but there is at least one place - at this ski resort, 5,600ft high on a mountain blanketed with snow during winter - where Kosovo's Albanians and Serbs try, however uneasily, to get along.

More Srebrenica bodies unearthed

FORENSIC experts have unearthed the remains of 616 more Bosnian Muslim victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre from a mass grave, the biggest such site found this year.

Alleged Nazi wins reprieve

AN alleged Nazi war criminal in Australia has won a temporary reprieve against extradition to Hungary until a high court hearing.

Claims that NATO air strike killed 25 civilians

A NATO investigation has been launched into claims that an air strike against Taleban fighters killed 25 civilians, including several babies.

Serb chief jailed for 'bombing, torture and ethnic cleansing'

A WARTIME leader of Croatia's rebel Serbs was convicted by the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal of murder, torture and persecution yesterday and sentenced to 35 years in prison for a brutal ethnic cleansing campaign of non-Serbs in Croatia.

'Watershed' hopes for war-crimes trials as former African president faces court

CHARLES Taylor was due to become Africa's first former president to go on trial for war crimes with the opening of his case in The Hague today.

Police hold one of top suspects in Bosnian conflict

ONE of the top three suspects wanted by the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague for genocide committed in the Bosnian wars has been arrested by police, international officials announced in Sarajevo.

Serbia's shameful past hides in capital

SOMEWHERE in Belgrade, one of Europe's two most wanted men - the suspected Bosnian Serb war-criminal Radovan Karadzic - may at this moment be idly contemplating the next verse of his latest poem.

Four Serbs jailed for war crimes

FOUR Serbian soldiers who videotaped their killing of six Bosnian Muslim youths in the last days of the 1992-5 Bosnian war were found guilty yesterday by a war crimes court.

Six members of Karadzic's family arrested but war crimes suspect remains at large

SIX relatives of the Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic have been arrested by police in Montenegro as part of the latest attempt to find Europe's most wanted man.

Finding the bodies to fill the Bosnia graves

THE first floor room is heated and brightly lit. Endless rows of tables stretch away - on each one is laid out the component parts of individual skeletons, all of which bear the residual signs of violence.

Supporters mark anniversary of Milosevic death

ADMIRERS of Slobodan Milosevic marked the first anniversary of the former Yugoslav leader's death with wreaths and speeches yesterday, even as Serbia continues to grapple with the consequences of his ruinous rule.

Ex-prime minister of Kosovo has 'blood on his hands'

KOSOVO'S former prime minister has "blood on his hands", the United Nations' chief prosecutor said yesterday at the start of a war-crimes trial on charges stemming from the war against Serb forces in 1998-99.

World court finds Serbia innocent of genocide charge

SERBIA did not commit genocide against Bosnia during the 1992-5 war, the United Nation's highest court has ruled in a landmark case - but it said that the country had violated its responsibility to prevent genocide.

Hague court set to rule on Bosnia genocide

CAN a state commit genocide? Should an entire nation - not just its presidents, generals, and soldiers - be held responsible for humanity's worst crime?

Del Boy and Karadzic still ducking and diving in the Balkans

DEL Boy and Rodney, the endearing anti-heroes of Only Fools and Horses are everywhere in Pale, the hardline Bosnian Serb town six miles east of Sarajevo.

Karadzic family's homes raided

NATO forces in Bosnia yesterday raided the homes of Sasa and Sonja Karadzic, the son and daughter of Radovan Karadzic, the fugitive Bosnian Serb leader who has been indicted on war crimes.

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