FJA 2019 / Shortlist
Category: Outstanding Contribution to Peace
Albina Sorguč (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
“Sarajevo to Pay €358,000 for War Crime Suspects’ Defence”
By Albina Sorguč, 10.04.2019
The government of the Sarajevo Canton allocated 358,000 euros in its 2019 budget to provide legal assistance to ex-soldiers and police officers – almost all of them Bosniaks – who have been charged with war crimes, BIRN has learned.
“‘We Were Just Like Them’ – in Bosnia, Past Meets Present”
By Albina Sorguč, 13.08.2018
Co-author: Semir Mujkic
Syrian refugees are arriving in ever greater numbers in Bosnia. Twenty-five years ago, Bosnia’s own were going the other way.
Leila Naser Saleh was a few weeks short of giving birth when she reached Bosnia and Herzegovina, four months into a journey from Syria to the gates of the European Union.
“Bosnian War Rape Suspect Avoids Prosecution in Sweden”
By Albina Sorguč, 28.01.2019
Bosnia asked Sweden to take over the case against Serb ex-soldier Sinisa Milojcic, who is accused of rape and other wartime crimes, but Swedish law says he can’t be prosecuted now because he was under 21 at the time of the offence.
“Bosnian Serbs’ War Commissions: Fact-Seeking or Truth-Distorting?”
By Albina Sorguč, 25.02.2019
Two new commissions set up by Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska entity to examine wartime crimes in Srebrenica and Sarajevo have been accused of seeking to distort the truth to whitewash Serbs’ role in atrocities.