Slobodan Milošević

Next Sarajevo Mayor Raises Hopes of Bosnia’s Civic Rebirth

Famous for his critical role during the breakup of the former Yugoslavia, 63-year-old Bogic Bogicevic faces huge challenges as he returns from political retirement to take up the important position of Mayor of Bosnia's capital, Sarajevo.

Bogicevic is expected to be formally elected to the position within the next month or so, as soon as the local election results are validated.

Kosovo to Transform Jail for Political Prisoners into Museum

But last week, Kosovo's government decided to reopen it for visitors and to begin transforming it into a museum. The government tasked a team of officials from Ministry of Culture, including cultural heritage experts, to analyse what is needed and prepare the building for reopening.

Autonomy Abolished: How Milosevic Launched Kosovo’s Descent into War

"It was a day for conscience and responsibility," Termkolli told BIRN.

Kosovo's autonomy as part of the Yugoslav federation was granted in 1974 under the leadership of Josip Broz Tito, giving it almost the same rights as Yugoslavia's six republics. Fifteen years later, this was being reversed.

Yugoslav Army ‘Supplied Weapons for Arkan’s Tigers’

Jovan Dimitrijevic, who was in charge of logistics for Arkan's paramilitary unit, told the retrial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague that weapons for the unit's wartime activities were supplied by the Yugoslav People's Army, not the Serbian State Security Service.

Serbian State Security ‘Didn’t Take Volunteer Fighters to Bosnia’

Petar Djukic, a former high-ranking Serb police officer in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, told the retrial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague on Tuesday and Wednesday that military volunteers who came to Bosanski Samac in Bosnia in April 1992 were brought by political parties and not by Serbian State Security, SDB.

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