The Humanitarian Law Centre NGO criticised a Serbian court’s decision to reduce the sentence handed down to wartime police inspector Osman Osmanovic for prisoner abuse at a detention camp in Bosnia in 1992.
Montenegrin Interior Minister Filip Adzic said the government will decide whether to fire police director Zoran Brdjanin after an investigation into police links with a notorious drug gang led to his deputy’s arrest.
On March 28, 1997, an Italian corvette sunk the Albanian migrant boat ‘Katër i Radës’ in the Adriatic, taking lives of at least 92 Albanians. Rome never accepted blame, reflecting the ‘asymmetrical dynamic’ that still governs the lives of so many in Europe today.
Former Bosnian Serb Army officer Vinko Pandurevic, who was jailed for assisting the Srebrenica genocide, testified in defence of his wartime senior officer Milenko Zivanovic, saying he played no role in mass expulsions.
The first witness in the case against Pjeter Shala at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers in The Hague claimed that his father was beaten and given electric shocks by the guerrilla commander at a detention site in Albania.
There is – and will be – no shortage of inventive tricks and stunts, scheming and skulduggery as some leaders in the region try desperately to cling to power, while others seek to sink deals being pushed by international actors and – in doing so – again cling to power.
Unemployment, poverty, and disillusionment with the political elite is emptying small Albanian towns and villages of people; the young are moving abroad, taking with them the hopes of their families for a financial lifeline.
The glory days of Romanian football are now a distant memory as a combination of a lack of investment in the domestic game, interference in team affairs by ‘patrons’ who know little about the game, and a poor mindset in young players takes its toll.
Serbian officials honoured the civilian victims killed during NATO’s bombing campaign in 1999, while Kosovo’s president hailed the air strikes as an intervention against ethnic cleansing by Slobodan Milosevic’s regime.
Human Rights Action, an NGO, on Friday called on the Special State Prosecution to investigate cases of police brutality, after photos of police torturing suspects, apparently sent to gang leaders, were published.
South Korean authorities said they will ask Montenegro to extradite Do Kwon, founder of the collapsed cryptocurrency Terra, who was arrested in Podgorica on Thursday trying to board a flight with falsified ID.
After weeks of verbal spats between the two countries over illegal migration, Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak declared that they will work together to tackle the issue.
This week’s podcast focuses on the fallout from the ICC’s arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin, especially with regards to Hungary, while the TWiCE team talk to Petr Pojman, a renowned Czech criminologist who is helping investigate and catalogue war crimes in Ukraine.
Elsewhere, Polish prime minister lays out his government’s vision for Europe; Zeman twice tried but failed to get pardon for key aide; and 18 years after the murder of student Daniel Tupy in Bratislava 10 arrests are made.