Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina
A hilltop site in Sarajevo's Sedrenik neighbourhood from which Bosnian Serb forces fired on the city during the wartime siege has been turned into a forest park which opened to the public on Friday.
The project was funded by Turkish General Directorate of Forestry and supported by other Turkish institutions and Sarajevo's Stari Grad municipality, in which the new park is located.
With a solemn ceremony on May 2, Bulgaria will send the 38th contingent of the armed forces to participate in NATO's mission in Afghanistan "Resolute Support". The ritual will take place at 14:00 in Svoboda Square in Haskovo and will include Deputy Minister of Defense Atanas Zapryanov and Deputy Chief of Defense Lieutenant General Dimitar Iliev.
Hocak says that families like his migrated to Bosnia as part of a policy of the Austro-Hungarian authorities to resettle territories they had seized off the collapsing Ottoman Empire. [The Habsburg Empire occupied Bosnia in 1878 and annexed it in 1908.]
After World War II, Hocak's family moved to Vojvodina, seeing this region as more developed.
The third-instance chamber of the Bosnian state court on Friday sentenced Muhamed Sisic to ten years in prison and Tarik Sisic and Aziz Susa to eight years each for wartime crimes in the village of Kukavice in the Rogatica municipality in August 1992.
The attack on Kukavice by Bosnian Army troops saw 21 Serb civilians killed, including two children, and 39 wounded.