Natasa Kandic

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30 March 2011 by Nidzara Ahmetasevic

“Finally, the goal is to establish a register of victims killed from the war in Slovenia in 1991, to the war in Kosovo in 1999”, explains Natasa Kandic, a prominent human rights activist in Serbia and a founder of the Initiative for a Regional Truth Commission (RECOM).

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19 March 2007 by Drago Hedl

The families of 200 people massacred at Ovcara, near Vukovar, in November 1991, were conspicuous by their absence when the trial started over again on March 12 before the Special Court for War Crimes in Belgrade. The families are demanding that the Croatian government pay their travel expenses, after having refused assistance from the Belgrade Humanitarian Law Center. At the end of the first trial in 2005, 16 defendants were sentenced to a total of 231 years in prison for what was the worst war crime committed on Croatian territory during the war in former Yugoslavia. However, on December 14, 2006, the Supreme Court of Belgrade reversed that judgment and ordered a new trial, provoking indignation from the victims.

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09 July 2007 by Drago Hedl

Twelve persons were arrested on May 29 in Serbia for the murder of 22 civilians in Lovas on October 18, 1991, when members of the Yugoslavian army and Serbian paramilitaries forced some fifty civilians in the Croatian village to walk across a minefield. These arrests are the latest example so far of regional cooperation among prosecutors' offices in Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, which has made remarkable progress over the past few years.