Persecution of Muslims
Predrag 'Gaga' Antonijevic, director and producer of 'Dara of Jasenovac', Serbia's entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 2021 Oscars, which deals with crimes committed at the Jasenovac concentration camp in Croatia, said on Sunday that he intends to sue the Los Angeles Times for denying war crimes committed against Serbs at the WWII camp.
The Constitutional Court on Tuesday dismissed the appeal filed by Milorad Mrdja, in which he alleged that his right to a fair trial had been violated and the state court's verdict sentencing him to seven years in prison for wartime crimes against civilians in the Sanski Most area was based on unlawful evidence in its decisive part.
At least 14 people drowned and dozens more were unaccounted for after a boat carrying Rohingya refugees sank off southern Bangladesh early on Feb. 11, officials said.
Some 130 people were packed on the fishing trawler that was trying to get across the Bay of Bengal to Malaysia, coast guard spokesman Hamidul Islam told AFP. Seventy of them had so far been rescued.
In a sweeping legal victory for members of the Rohingya Muslim minority, the United Nations' top court on Jan. 23 ordered Myanmar to take all measures in its power to prevent genocide against the Rohingya people.
The court's president, Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, said the International Court of Justice "is of the opinion that the Rohingya in Myanmar remain extremely vulnerable.''
On January 15, 2000, Zeljko Raznatovic was having a drink with friends at the upmarket InterContinental Hotel in Belgrade when a man walked up to them and opened fire at close range with a semi-automatic pistol.
Raznatovic - better known around the world as the Serbian paramilitary leader Arkan - was hit by a bullet in the eye, and died on his way to hospital. He was 47.
Witness Zeljko Markanovic, who was also a Bosnian Serb reservist policeman during wartime, told the trial of Milorad Jovanovic at Belgrade Higher Court on Monday that he did not see his colleagues beat up prisoners at the Simo Miljus Museum prison in Lusci Palanka in Bosnia's Sanski Most municipality in the summer of 1992.