Chetnik war crimes in World War II
"The overall economic and legitimacy crisis after Tito's death in the 1980s created a favourable atmosphere for criticising the Partisan myth and creating positive images about their [the Partisans'] enemies [the Chetniks]," Djureinovic, who has a PhD in history from Justus Liebig University in Giessen and works with the Belgrade-based Humanitarian Law Centre, told BIRN in an interview.
Nine schoolboys at the First Elementary School in Srebrenica have been disciplined for misconduct after a photograph of them in fur hats doing Serb three-finger salutes, captioned 'Chetnik Brothers', was posted on Instagram, the Ministry of Education and Culture of Bosnia's Serb-dominated Republika Srpska entity announced on Thursday, according to the Klix.ba website.
Courts in the towns of Doboj and Sokolac have rejected requests to ban 16 associations whose titles contain the words 'Chetnik Movement' or 'Ravna Gora Movement', while three more courts in Bosnia's Serb-majority Republika Srpska entity are still considering requests to ban the associations, BIRN has learned.
The Bosnian state prosecution opened a case on Wednesday to investigate whether Bosniaks who returned to the Srebrenica, Visegrad and Bratunac areas after fleeing during the 1990s war were intimidated by noisy celebrations by Serbs on Orthodox Christmas Eve on Monday.
The case will also examine whether the celebrations provoked ethnic and religious hatred and intolerance.
Milorad Pupovac had read a statement in which he said that since August 23, when the last press conference was held with regards to the series of attacks on the Serbs, his concern for the rise of hatred towards the Serbs in Croatia annoyed lots of people.