Bosnian Serb Detention Camp System Inflicted Mass Trauma, Says Author
"Detention camps in Bosnia and Herzegovina were intended to inflict collective trauma."
This is how Sarajevo-based genocide scholar Hikmet Karcic explains one of the main arguments in his recently-published book, 'Torture, Humiliate, Kill: Inside the Bosnian Serb Camp System'.
European Court Condemns Moldova for Protester’s Death
The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg on Tuesday ordered Moldova to pay compensation to the family of Valeriu Boboc, who was killed during the 'Twitter Revolution' of April 7-8, 2009, which helped to bring down the regime led by Communist President Vladimir Voronin.
Albanian Police Stop Photographer Filming Riots for ‘Damaging Country’s Image’
Gent Shkullaku. Photo: Courtesy of Gent Shkullaku.
"I was photographing [the violence] when police officers stopped me, saying, it wasn't allowed because it would damage the image of the country," Shkullaku, an experienced photo reporter, told BIRN. "They demanded to delete the photos," he added.
Bulgarians celebrate May Day
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Friday protesters note importance of fight for human rights
Ljubljana – The Friday protesters gathered last evening in Ljubljana’s Republic Square, dedicating this week’s protest to Human Rights Day to emphasise the importance of fight for their protection. They said that these were often violated precisely because of conscious acts and policies of the current authorities in Slovenia.
The Accidental Death of an Anarchist
Back with his family, the 26-year-old nursed his injuries and looked into suing the police. The government had come out in support of the officers' actions, declaring that Mangos - known to the authorities as a committed anarchist - had behaved in a threatening manner.
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Refugees face police violence at EU’s Balkan border
Huddled around cooking fires as winter looms in Bosnia, refugees are risking beatings and humiliation from Croatian police in the desperate hope of a new life in the European Union.
Largely from Afghanistan, many of them have endured months or years of flight from war and poverty, only to be met by Croatian police clubs and pointed guns at the gates to EU territory.
Prosecutor General Geshev Attended Hearing at Parliament
Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev was given a hearing by the parliamentary Legal Affairs Committee at the invitation of its Chairperson Andrey Mihaylov on Thursday.
BG Ombudsman: It’s Important to Punish Those Responsible for Police Violence During Protests
Video of Police Violence to Protesters Shakes Bulgaria
People at an anti-government protest in front of the Council of Ministers in Sofia, July 10, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/VASSIL DONEV
The probe comes after the release of video footage dated July 10 2020, acquired from the cameras of the Ministerial Council, which has caused fresh concerns about unsanctioned police brutality during the 2020-2021 protests.