- Prosecution winds down case against Mladic
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Prosecutors at the U.N. Yugoslav Tribunal have provisionally rested their case against Ratko Mladic, the former top Bosnian Serb general accused of 11 counts of war crimes — including genocide — for allegedly directing atrocities against civilians during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War.
- UN court says Mladic must testify in Karadzic trial
Former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic must give evidence in the war crimes trial of his political counterpart Radovan Karadzic, a UN tribunal ruled on Wednesday. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) said Karadzic had asked that the former military leader act as a witness for the defence. Both men have been charged with genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity over their roles in the 1992-1995 Bosnian war, in which 100,000 people died. Karadzic expects Mladic to testify that "in numerous conversations and meetings he had with the accused 'they never agreed or planned to expel Muslims or Croats' from areas under Serb control," The Hague-based court said in its ruling.
- Court: Mladic has to testify in Karadzic trial
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal says former Bosnian Serb army chief Gen. Ratko Mladic has to testify in the defense case of former political master Radovan Karadzic.
- Iranians troll Messi, Brazilian model on Facebook
The 2014 World Cup draw that grouped Iran with heavyweights Argentina has provoked thousands of Iranians to trash the Facebook page of Argentine superstar Lionel Messi. Iran was drawn in Group F alongside Argentina, reigning African champions Nigeria and newcomers Bosnia-Herzegovina, and will open their fourth campaign in the final stages of the World Cup on June 16. The reaction in Iran was mixed, with some football-mad Iranians embracing the first-ever chance to play Argentina, and some even expressing ambitious hopes of beating the star-studded former World Cup champions.
- Bittersweet Guantanamo transfer follows decade-long battle
Lawyer Robert Kirsch fought tooth and nail for a decade to free his clients from Guantanamo Bay prison, but the forced transfer of the last one to Algeria was bittersweet. After 12 years behind bars at the US naval base in southern Cuba, Belkacem Bensayah was sent back to Algeria on Thursday, where he fears for his life and no longer has any relatives. Kirsch expressed "great frustration" and "anger" at the Pentagon's decision to send Bensayah and another long-held Algerian detainee, Djamel Ameziane, back to their country of origin against their will. Bensayah, 51, was the last of Kirsch's six Guantanamo clients known as the "Algerian Six." They were arrested in Bosnia in late 2001 and were among the first to arrive when Guantanamo opened in January 2002.
- Bosnian memories preserved in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Selma Avdagic was only an infant when her Bosnian family fled from Sarajevo to St. Louis two decades ago as war ravaged the former Yugoslavia.
- Nigeria, Ghana face tough World Cup path
Nigeria insist they have drawn a fair first round group for the World Cup, but Ghana admitted they face a battle against Germany, Portugal and United States. The Ivory Coast enjoyed better luck in Friday's draw with Africa's other flag bearers, Algeria and Cameroon, the dark horses in their respective groups. African champions Nigeria have said they are hopeful of reaching the knockout stage in Brazil after they were drawn against Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran.
- Bosnian court won't re-arrest war criminals
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A Bosnian court is rejecting a request from prosecutors to re-arrest nine Bosnian Serbs convicted of war crimes but released because of procedural errors.
- Protesting schoolchildren face expulsion in Bosnian language row
By Daria Sito-Sucic SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Several hundred children from the Serb-controlled part of Bosnia faced expulsion from school on Friday after camping out in Sarajevo for three months in protest at being denied lessons in their native Bosnian language. The protest has revived debate over Bosnia's highly devolved education system, split along ethnic lines between Serbs, Croats and Muslim Bosniaks since the end of the country's 1992-95 war. Muslim Bosniaks in two towns in Bosnia's autonomous Serb Republic withdrew their children from school in early September, demanding they be taught language, history and geography classes in their own tongue. Bosniaks are a minority within the Serb Republic, one of two autonomous regions created under a 1995 peace deal that split power in Bosnia along ethnic lines after a war that killed 100,000 people.
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