Friday, February 27, 2009

Bosnian Serbs Threatening Independence

Tensions Rise in Fragile Bosnia as Country’s Serbs Threaten to Seek Independence -- New York Times

PRAGUE — Bosnian Serb leaders have threatened to pull out of state institutions and are pressing anew for independence from Bosnia and Herzegovina, threatening to throw the fragile, multiethnic country into political crisis once again.

Analysts and observers of the region said the situation could unravel the United States-brokered Dayton accords of 1995, which ended a savage war that killed more than 100,000 people, most of them Muslims, between 1992 and 1995. The pact divided Bosnia and Herzegovina into a Muslim-Croat Federation and a Serb Republic, presided over by a decentralized political system that reinforced rather than healed ethnic divisions.

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More News On Bosnia

Bosnia faces social unrest, political crisis looms -- Reuters
Russia to advance peace, stability in Bosnia, Herzegovina - Medvedev -- Itar-Tass
Vesna Peric Zimonjic: Hunt for Ratko Mladic, the Butcher of Bosnia, goes on -- The Independent
Serbia probes 1992 attack on army in Sarajevo -- International Herald Tribune
Serbia seeks arrest of former Muslim and Croat leaders in Bosnia -- The Earth Times

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