Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ratko Mladic Discharged from Hospital after Operation: Lawyer

Miodrag Stojanovic, one of the lawyers representing Ratko Mladic at his trial in The Hague, told BIRN that the former Bosnian Serb military commander had a colon operation on Monday and has now left hospital.

"He was discharged from the hospital yesterday [Wednesday] and returned to the [UN] detention unit [in the Netherlands]," said Stojanovic.

Bosnian Court Rejects Wartime Rape Defendant’s Appeal

Bosnia's Constitutional Court said that it has rejected Zarko Vukovic's appeal against his conviction, describing as unfounded his claim that his right to a fair trial was violated.

Kosovo Decision to Partly Scrap Tariffs Leaves Serbia Unmoved

Serbia has given a grudging response to the Kosovo government's decision on Tuesday to lift the 100-per-cent tariff imposed on imports from Serbia and Bosnia - fully removing the tariff for Bosnia while replacing tariffs more gradually with Serbia in line with a new principle of reciprocity.

Kurti abolished fees

A measure of reciprocity in relation to Serbia is being introduced.
Reciprocity measures will not be applied in relations with Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The decision comes into force tonight at 24 hours and is valid until June 15 this year when the results of the implementation of this decision will be reviewed.

Bosnian Court Lifts Movement Restrictions on Turkish Citizen

A court in Bosnia and Herzegovina has terminated restrictions on the movement of Turkish citizen Fatih Keskin, previously imposed by the Service for Foreigners' Affairs following his arrest and subsequent release in December last year, the court told BIRN BiH.

Bosnian Serb Ex-Policeman Charged with Murdering Civilians

The Bosnian state court has confirmed an indictment charging former reservist policeman Milorad Krunic, a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, with crimes against humanity, BIRN has learned.

Nearly 800,000 infected

The highest number of infected people in the United States amounts to 164.253, with a total of 3.167 deceased so far.
Italy follows with 101.739 cases of infected with COVID-19, and in that country, mostly in the north, 11.591 persons died, while 14.620 recovered.

Shelter Provided to Migrants Sleeping Rough in Bosnian Capital

The idea is to provide temporary accommodation for migrants and refugees who have previously been sleeping rough on the streets of Sarajevo.

According to the IOM, the migrants will first go through a medical check-up pending registration after which they will have access to shelter, food, medical assistance and other humanitarian needs.

AGERPRES, at 131 years since establishment: Congratulations messages from partner news agencies

AGERPRES Romanian National News Agency celebrates 131 since establishment on 27 March.   Since 1889 until now, AGERPRES has broadcast millions of news items, documentary materials and photographs.   After 131 years since its first news item, AGERPRES has received congratulations messages from partner media organisations and news agencies.

Week in Review: Response and Responsibility

The Impossible

The coronavirus seems to be doing the impossible - making Balkan politicians put petty squabbles on hold and act like statesmen, prioritising the public interest - particularly public health - in an effort to stem the pandemic. In most cases, at least.

Serbia’s Progress on War Crimes Cases ‘Negligible’: Report

The Belgrade-based Humanitarian Law Centre NGO said in a report published on Wednesday that Serbian war crimes prosecutors are continuing to issue only a small number of indictments, most of them in cases transferred from Bosnia and Herzegovina, and none of them charging high-ranking suspects.

Bosnian Serbs Oppose Building of New Migrant Camp

Representatives of Serbs who returned to Bosnia's Federation entity after fleeing during the war urged the authorities in the Una-Sana Canton on Monday not to build a tent settlement for migrants in the village of Lipa.

US Judge Approves Extradition of Bosnian War Rape Suspect

The US Federal Court in Missouri on Monday approved an extradition request from Bosnia and Herzegovina for Adem Kostjerevac, who is wanted for trial in Sarajevo on war crimes charges.

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