Human rights abuses

Bosnian Serb Ex-Soldier Pleads Not Guilty to Wartime Rape

"I am not guilty," Radovan Veljovic told the Bosnian state court in Sarajevo on Monday after the charges against him were read out by the prosecutor.

As a former member of the Bosnian Serb Army, he is accused of raping and sexually abusing a Bosniak woman in the Foca area in 1992, in violation of the Geneva Convention on the protection of civilians during wartime.

Victims of post-war executions commemorated in Teharje

Teharje – An estimated 5,000 victims of war and post-war summary executions were commemorated at a memorial mass in Teharje on Sunday. More than 600 unmarked killing sites across Slovenia bear witness to these atrocities, said retired Celje Bishop Stanislav Lipovšek at the annual ceremony.

Gabriela Alexandrescu (Save the Children): Over 1,500 children - asylum seekers in Romania

Gabriela Alexandrescu, the executive president of the Save the Children Romania organization, said on Thursday that during the pandemic there were the most asylum applications in our country's history, namely 6,156, of whom 1,551 children. "It is alarming that out of the 1,551 children, 62% were unaccompanied children, children who came without their family together.

Politicians Call for Accountability for Police Brutality against Last Year's Anti-establishment Protestors

The video of police brutality during last year's anti-establishment protests shown in Parliament on Friday, caused shock and a wave of comments both on social networks and among politicians, who on Saturday described the footage as "harrowing" and called for those responsible to be held accountable.

Serbian Police Migrant Smuggling Raids Questioned

Serbia's police led by Interior Minister Aleksandar Vulin have recently conducted several high-profile actions, hotly followed by the media, tackling refugee and migrant smuggling.

On Sunday, police said they discovered an illegal migrant camp near the borders with Hungary and Romania and detained suspected people smugglers.

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