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Protesters attack Serbian PM at remembrance ceremony

Serbian bodyguards use umbrellas and protection to protect Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic when he was attacked by a stone-throwing mob during the memorial service..

Bosnia’s presidency has condemned an attack on Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic at a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre. It said Mr Vucic had visited the town “in a spirit of reconciliation, intending to pay respect” but was forced to flee the ceremony after being booed and heckled and then pelted with stones.  About 8,000 Muslims were killed in Srebrenica by Bosnian Serb forces during the Bosnian war. Following news that a small number of people had thrown stones at the Serbian Prime Minister who was attending the memorial, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said: “People from across Bosnia and Herzegovina, the region and the international community gathered … Continue reading

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US seeking to deport Bosnians over war crimes

U.S. marshals escort Azra Basic into the Federal Courthouse in Lexington on March 17, 2011 to appear on charges of committing war crimes against ethnic Serbs.

Immigration officials are moving to deport at least 150 Bosnians living in the United States who they believe took part in war crimes and “ethnic cleansing” during the bitter conflict that raged in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s. In all, officials have identified about 300 immigrants who they believe concealed their involvement in wartime atrocities when they came to the United States as part of a wave of Bosnian war refugees fleeing the violence there. With more records from Bosnia becoming available, the officials said the number of suspects could eventually top 600. “The more we dig, the more documents we find,” said Michael MacQueen, an Immigration and Customs … Continue reading

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