“A Bosnian appeals court on Friday acquitted the wartime commander of Srebrenica who was accused of committing atrocities during the 1992-95 Balkan conflict.
Naser Oric was accused of killing three Serb prisoners of war in villages around Srebrenica in the early days of the conflict. His wartime deputy commander, Sabahudin Muhic, was also acquitted on the same charges.” (Seattle Times)
“Over 2,400 pieces of weapons were destroyed on Saturday in Banja Luka, a city located some 195 kilometers northwest of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital Sarajevo.
In series of operations conducted by ten BiH police bodies since the beginning of the year, 1,135 guns and rifles, and 1,276 component parts were seized and stored in foundry “Jelsingrad” in Banja Luka, according to the EU delegation in BIH’s website.” (Xinhua)
“The European Union has allocated additional 500,000 euros (569,233 U.S. dollars) to assist Bosnia and Herzegovina in migration, the website of the Delegation of the EU to BiH stated on Thursday.
‘Our humanitarian aid will provide food, water, emergency shelter, sanitation, health care, and warm clothing,’ Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, was quoted as saying.” (Xinhua)
“The northwestern Bosnian border city of Bihac, close to the Croatian border, is one of the locations being exposed most to what is called ‘The New Western Balkans Migration Route.’ Since the beginning of 2018, several thousands of migrants, mostly from Pakistan and Afghanistan, arrived in this border region. The Croatian government, in close cooperation with Bosnia and Herzegovina and Frontex, the EU’s border guard agency, stepped up the surveillance of the 1000 kilometers of landborder. While most Bosnians showed huge solidarity with migrants earlier this year, the city of Bihac as well as the nearby border town Velika Kladusa saw anti-migration demonstrations recently. The public opinion seems to change rapidly on the ground. Euronews reporter Hans von der Brelie interviewed Suhret Fazlic, the mayor of Bihac.” (Euronews)
“In Sarajevo, festive lights will be lit on Monday evening, and the Christmas tree will be set near Cathedral. The city is in holiday spirit, and the streets from Carsija to Ilidza are shining. The decoration was made by workers of the Cantonal Public Utility Company (CPUC) ‘Park’ during the previous days, and unfortunately, it is the same as we had seen in previous years, because this company does not have enough funds to buy new ones.” (Sarajevo Times)