Ethnic groups in the Balkans
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, and Bosnian presidency members Sefik Dzeferovic, Zeljko Komsic and Milorad Dodik in Belgrade, October 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE/ANDREJ CUKIC.
The NGOs' joint letter also criticised the inaction of the international community and recalled the consequences of the 1990s war in Bosnia.
Bulgaria may surpass its darkest years in terms of mortality. The gloomy prognosis was made by the mathematician Lachezar Tomov on the air of "Hello, Bulgaria". He, businessman Krassimir Dachev and Ivan Todorov, deputy chairman of the Bulgarian Hospital Association, commented on the complicated situation.
Simo Stupar's defence asked the Bosnian state court in Sarajevo on Wednesday to overturn the first-instance verdict sentencing him to 12 years in prison for crimes against humanity in Vlasenica in 1992.
Defence lawyer Vesna Tupajic-Skiljevic urged the court to either acquit Stupar or quash the judgment and order a new trial, while the prosecution called for the verdict to be upheld.
"Citizens who declared themselves Bulgarians were regularly and directly insulted and belittled by enumerators, instructors and other members of the enumeration commissions."
This is what the Ivan Mihailov Cultural Center in Bitola is warning about on the occasion of the census in North Macedonia, which ended on September 30th.