BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Lawyers in Serbia declared a weeklong strike Sunday to protest the killing of a prominent attorney who was on the legal team that defended former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal.
Dragoslav Ognjanovic, 56, was gunned down late Saturday outside his home in the new part of Belgrade, the Serbian capital, police said. Ognjanovic's 26-year-old son was wounded in the arm during the shooting, police said in a statement.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police say that a prominent lawyer who was on the defense team of former strongman Slobodan Milosevic at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has been shot and killed.
A police statement says Dragoslav Ognjanovic was killed late Saturday outside his home in the new part of Belgrade, the Serbian capital. The statement said Ognjanovic's 26-year-old son was wounded in his right arm.
Justice Department seeks to strip citizenship from two convicted Yugoslav war criminals
The Department of Justice is seeking to strip the citizenship from two Yugoslav nationals convicted of war crimes, including the murder of civilians and prisoners, for their actions in the early 1990s Balkans conflict.
Yugoslav war crimes court wins praise from many _ not Russia
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. war crimes tribunal for former Yugoslavia, which is closing after 24 years, drew praise Wednesday from its president, the U.S. and many Security Council members — but not from Russia, which called it biased and anti-Serb.
Serbia, Bosnia seek to boost ties after war crimes tensions
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian and Bosnian leaders said Wednesday they want to resolve problems left over from their 1990s conflict after tensions soared over the conviction of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic and the death of a Croat ex-general at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal.
Graffiti, soccer fans hail Mladic after genocide verdict
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Graffiti hailing Ratko Mladic has appeared in the Serbian capital, reflecting nationalist support for the former Bosnian Serb military chief who was convicted last week of genocide by a U.N. court and sentenced to life in prison.
Mladic's name could be seen Tuesday sprayed in huge letters at several locations in Belgrade, including the downtown area. Mladic has been revered as a hero in some media and by soccer fans.
Unrepentant Mladic sentenced to life for Bosnia atrocities
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An unrepentant Ratko Mladic, the bullish Bosnian Serb general whose forces rained shells and snipers' bullets on Sarajevo and carried out the worst massacre in Europe since World War II, was convicted Wednesday of genocide and other crimes and sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars.
AP PHOTOS: Mladic awaits verdict still revered by many Serbs
BOZINOVICI, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — As former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic — the notorious "Butcher of Bosnia" — awaits a verdict on genocide charges in the custody of the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal, back home in the Balkans he is still revered as a hero by many Serbs.
Bosnian Serb convicted of genocide in Srebrenica dies
BERLIN (AP) — Ljubisa Beara, a former senior Bosnian Serb security officer convicted of genocide by a U.N. war crimes tribunal for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, has died in a German prison, authorities said Friday. He was 77.
Mladic’s UN war crimes trial ends, judges ponder verdicts
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The war crimes and genocide trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic ended Thursday and three United Nations judges adjourned to deliberate, a process expected to take nearly a year.
The prosecution and Mladic's defense team made their final remarks before Presiding Judge Aphons Orie adjourned the case until the court delivers its verdicts on 11 counts of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
US Vice President Joe Biden to make farewell Balkans visit
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Joe Biden is scheduled to be in Serbia and Kosovo this week for his final visit as U.S. vice president to the Balkans, where he played an important role in ending the Yugoslav wars in the 1990s.
Biden plans to be in Belgrade on Tuesday for a meeting with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and President Tomislav Nikolic, both members of Serbia's government during a bloody crackdown against Albanian separatists in 1999.