Human rights abuses

Police arrest two for suspected torture of woman

Nova Gorica – A 27-year-old Bosnian citizen and 41-year-old Slovenian have been arrested on suspicion of torturing a woman in the Nova Gorica area last Friday. They are alleged to have inflicted severe physical pain and suffering to intimidate the victim, who was later admitted to the local hospital, where she remains for treatment.

Albanian Prosecutor Declines to Probe Communist-Era Disappearances

However, during the interview, it emerged that in at least one case, prosecutors have acknowledged that they should have taken action but have not done so since they were first asked to do so in 2018.

In a second case, which was opened back in 2010, prosecutors have shelved the matter, leaving unidentified human remains that have already been exhumed.

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.