For Bosnia’s Youth, the Disappeared Remains an Open Wound
From her childhood, she remembers the series of raw emotions, from hope through dismay to pain, that her mother experienced upon learning that Braco's remains had apparently been found, but then finding out it wasn't him.
Victims’ Families Walk ‘Route of Death’ in Bosnia’s Kalinovik
The 30th anniversary of crimes committed against Bosniaks by Bosnian Serb forces in the Kalinovik area was commemorated on Sunday by families of the victims and people who survived the killings in June 1992.
Novica Tripkovic Given Combined Sentence of 20 Years
Trial chamber chairwoman Minka Kreho said a plea agreement on an indictment confirmed in January 2021 had now been accepted.
Novica Tripkovic was found guilty of having raped two captured Bosniak girls in the Foca area between August 2 and 9, 1992.
Serbia Overturns Bosnian Serb Ex-Soldier’s Wartime Rape Conviction
The Appeals Court in Belgrade on Tuesday upheld Dalibor Krstovic's appeal and quashed the first-instance verdict convicting him of raping a female Bosniak prisoner while she was being detained at an elementary school in the Bosnian town of Kalinovik during the war in August 1992.
Kalinovik Mass Grave Contains Srebrenica Victims, Experts Confirm
They told BIRN BiH the mass grave is the furthest from Srebrenica in which victims from that town have been found, and that it lies in the zone of operation of the so-called Scorpions unit.
Bosnian Authorities Fail to Remove Murals of War Criminals
Former High Representative Valentin Inzko, who was the senior international official in Bosnia and Herzegovina, responsible for overseeing the continuing implementation of the peace deal that ended the 1992-95 war, said before his term in office ended in July this year that local authorities should remove such murals and graffiti from public spaces after he imposed legislation banning the glori
Bosnian Families Hope Grave Discovery Will End Search for Bodies
At the exhumation were diggers and personnel from the Missing Persons Institute and the prosecution, as well as State Investigation and Protection Agency investigators and labourers who were digging up the hidden grave. They announced as Vranovic and BIRN's reporter arrived that they had just found a fourth skull.
Serbia Convicts Bosnian Serb Ex-Soldier of Wartime Rape
Belgrade Higher Court sentenced Dalibor Krstovic to nine years in prison on Thursday for raping a female Bosniak prisoner while she was being detained at an elementary school in the town of Kalinovik during the war in August 1992.
Judge Zorana Trajkovic said that victim was captured with her two children, aged seven and nine, and that she was a "civilian in a helpless position".
Serbia Tries Bosnian Serb Ex-Fighter for Wartime Rape
The trial of Dalibor Krstovic, a Bosnian Serb fighter during the Bosnian war who is charged with raping a Bosniak woman in the town of Kalinovik in August 1992, started on Monday at the Higher Court in Belgrade.
Bosnia Spends €2 Million on ‘Divisive’ War Memorials
'A memorial shows that time can't erase everything'
The Gunpowder Depot building near Kalinovik, where Bosniaks were imprisoned during the war, remains unmarked as a detention site. Photo: BIRN.
The Novi Grad municipality in Sarajevo is one of those that have allocated the largest amounts over the past four years - around 220,000 euros.