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 Bosnia: Bijeljina's Minorities Unable to Return Home (Human Rights Watch, 31-5-2000)
Instead, the authorities in Bijeljina continue to obstruct the implementation of the Dayton agreement, providing neither protection nor equal rights to the Bosniak community of Bijeljina, while actively deterring the return of Bosniaks who were driven from the city during the war.
Bijeljina is a strategic city in Republika Srpska (RS), in the divided Bosnia and Hercegovina.
During the war, the Bosnian Serb authorities tried to force the non-Serb population to leave through a rigorous campaign of "ethnic cleansing." Many non-Serbs were fired from their jobs, forced to work at the frontline or held in the Batkovi detention camp.
hrw.org /english/docs/2000/05/31/bosher507.htm   (788 words)

 Bosnia And Hercegovina: Unfinished Business - The Take-Over Of Bijeljina And Janja
Whereas the take-over of Bijeljina was accompanied by substantial violence against the minority population, the take-over of Janja, the almost exclusively Bosniak village eleven kilometers south of Bijeljina, took place peacefully.
The fact that Bijeljina was the first city to be captured by (Bosnian) Serb forces was not a coincidence.
Bijeljina was of strategic importance for the Serb forces in Bosnia and Croatia, since it is located on the road connecting the predominantly Serb Posavina and Krajina areas to the "homeland" Serbia.
www.hrw.org /reports/2000/bosnia/Bosn005-03.htm   (3102 words)

 Bosnia Report - July - September 2000
The same analysts claim that Bijeljina was later used too as a laboratory for testing different aspects of the Republika Srpska project.
Bijeljina became the privileged area of settlement of Serbs relocating from the Sarajevo region, who arrived with a lot of money.
That is the reason why Bijeljina is called "Belgrade's suburb"; the local people are proud of that', we are told by a colleague from the Serbian capital who, like our earlier interlocutors, wishes to remain anonymous.
www.bosnia.org.uk /bosrep/report_format.cfm?articleid=935&reportid=157   (1546 words)

 Srpska Republika News Agency (SRNA), 97-08-28
BIJELJINA - The president of the Government of RS Gojko Klickovic stated in Bijeljina that the events in the Northern part of the state represent the last attempt to draw RS into the unitary BandH, what was not anticipated by the Dayton Agreement and Serbian people will not allow that.
BIJELJINA - The members of U.S. brigade of SFOR last night around 22,00 h, until this morning blocked Bijeljina and Brcko, supporting the police forces loyal to president of RS and in an attempt to occupy the Police Stations, it is announced in the Bijeljina department of MUP of RS.
BIJELJINA - The members of SFOR around 5,00 h occupied the radio TV transmission station of SRT in Udrigovo, north of Bijeljina, and by breaking the electric power connections disabled the broadcasting of the programming from the Bijeljina studio - it is announced from the CJB in Bijeljina.
www.hri.org /news/agencies/srna/1997/97-08-28.srna.html   (1729 words)

 Bartholomew's notes on religion
The branch in the town of Bijeljina was cut about a year ago, said Oslobodjenje daily.
Bijeljina is in the Republika Sprska.) Back in 2003 a report from the
This, and the fact that a similar number of Bosniaks has returned to the nearby town of Janja, has upset the guardians of Serb supremacy in this 'suburb of Belgrade', as the town is now known.
blogs.salon.com /0003494/2005/07/30.html   (743 words)

 Triumph of Biljana Plavsic
In Bijeljina SNS won 17 per cent of the votes, in Doboj 13 per cent, while in other municipalities the number votes won is between five and ten per cent.
In Bijeljina the SDS won 30 per cent, in Brcko 31 and in Doboj 44 per cent of the votes.
Nikola Poplasen, president of SRS, declared to the journalists in Bijeljina (before the statement of the Republican Electoral Commission) that the SRS had won 25 per cent of the total number of votes and that it expected 15 deputy seats in the parliament.
www.freeserbia.net /Archives/1997/Plavsic.html   (1267 words)

 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The current resident population is estimated to be 110,000 in Bijeljina, 18,000 in Ugljevik and 20,000 in Lopare.
SDS (Serb Democratic Party) won a majority of votes in all three municipalities in Bijeljina region after elections held during 2000 and all three mayors are SDS members.
Smaller incidents varying from verbal attacks to stone throwing are still occasionally reported in the area of Janja, a hamlet of Bijeljina.
www.unhcr.ba /handbook/eng/cantons/bijeljina.htm   (416 words)

 Matheron | Bijeljina, the Second Time Around
Massively Muslim in population, Tuzla is famous for its long, heroic resistance to Serb military onslaughts during the Bosnian War.
This time I was delighted to be going "home" to Bijeljina in the Republika Srpska, where I had made a number of good friends.
Physical conditions for OSCE volunteers in Bijeljina were tougher in November than in the spring, but none of us suffered serious hardships, and the excitement of really contested elections was electric.
www.unc.edu /depts/diplomat/AD_Issues/amdipl_7/matheron.html   (1111 words)

 NATO/SFOR Informer: New Finnish CIMIC house in Bijeljina
NATO/SFOR Informer: New Finnish CIMIC house in Bijeljina
Bijeljina - A new SFOR Finnish action took place, in favour of civilians in the Northeast of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).
Rented in a private house, it was inaugurated by the Commander of the Peacekeeping Russian Separate Airborne Brigade (PRSAB) and the Mayor of the city.
www.nato.int /sfor/indexinf/117/p13b/t0113b.htm   (436 words)

 March 22, 1993 Vreme News Digest Agency No 78
The daily BORBA was the first in Yugoslavia to report that five mosques had been destroyed in the Bosnian town of Bijeljina in the vicinity of the Drina River, in the night of March 12-13 (Friday to Saturday).
According to one version, after the bodies of 11 of their comrades who had been bestially massacred in battles for the famous corridor were brought back, the soldiers decided on revenge.
According to another version, the six mosques in Bijeljina, compared to the one Orthodox and one Catholic church, were a thorn in the eye from the beginning, to the Bosnian Serb soldiers and local Serbs.
www.scc.rutgers.edu /serbian_digest/78/t78-6.htm   (933 words)

 Matheron | Bijeljina - A Personal Diary
At first, the clerk said Bijeljina was filled up, but one of the supervisors, an American woman officer I had met in June in Sarajevo, suggested that he check his computer to make sure that there was not an extra slot.
When the busload of us got here, however, we learned that only some would be assigned to Bijeljina proper and stay in Bijeljina; the others would be split up between Ugljevik and Lopare in the hinterlands of the Bijeljina region.
All the Bijeljina supervisors were housed at the Hotel Drina, a four-story establishment built during Tito's days and showing the effects of minimal maintenance.
www.unc.edu /depts/diplomat/AD_Issues/amdipl_7/matheron2.html   (658 words)

 Srpska Republika News Agency (SRNA), 98-01-18
BIJELJINA - Milorad Dodik, who has been elected in Bijeljina for the RS Prime minister, announced that the main directions of the new Government's work will be a unique and complete RS, carrying out the Dayton's agreement, fight against criminal and corruption and furnishing the monetary resources for development.
BIJELJINA - The RS President Biljana Plavsic expressed discontent last night, after the interruption of the Second session of the National Assembly in Bijeljina, adding that Dragan Kalinic, the president of the Parliament, is responsible for that.
BIJELJINA - The president in BandH Presidency from RS Momcilo Krajisnik expressed deep disappointment last night in Bijeljina, for what happen at the first part of the National Assembly Second session, which has been finished late last night, adding that RS is being led to the edge of chaos.
www.hri.org /news/balkans/srna/1998/98-01-18.srna.html   (1127 words)

 Bosnian Congres - The War in Bosnia - part SIX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
There was nothing we could do to help the Bosnjaks of Bijeljina, while the Chetniks busses were passing only a few hundred yards away from us on their way to the Bijeljina, town where they were slaughtering thousands of Bosnjaks.
The action of helping Bijeljina didn't succeed because it was planned so poorly that a mistake by even one of its participants could have jeopardized the success of everyone else.
Because the SDA won the majority of votes in North East Bosnia, by the agreement with SDS (Serbs) and the HDZ (Croats), it was entitled to install a certain number of personnel in to the regional police departments.
www.hdmagazine.com /bosnia/articles/book-5.html   (7603 words)

Evlija Celebi ostavio zapis: Kasaba Bijeljina je vojvodaluk (i) pasin domen (hass) na teritoriju zvornickog sandzaka (...) Ta kasaba nalazi se na vrlo plodnom i zitorodnom velikom polju koje obiluje travom i vodom.
Za vrijeme osmanske uprave Bijeljina je bila poznata po velikom broju trgovaca i obrtnika raznih specijalnosti.
Bijeljina je spojena telegrafskom zicom sa Tuzlom i Sarajevom.
members.tripod.com /bijeljinacc/istorija02.htm   (461 words)

He declared to the Chamber that according to the Constitution of the Republika Srpska the applicant enjoyed the right to freedom of religion which includes the existence of religious facilities and that he thought that this right should be realised in practise.
Kavazovic testified that all mosques in Bijeljina were destroyed and that currently not a single mosque is in use either in the city or in the Municipality of Bijeljina.
First, the Atik mosque, the Dasnice mosque, the Salihbegovic mosque and the Krpic mosque in Bijeljina and the Atik mosque in Janja were physically destroyed during the night between 12 and 13 March 1993, i.e.
wwwuser.gwdg.de /~ujvr/hrch/2000-2999/2656dam.htm   (11100 words)

 Regional Report: Bijeljina Court Frees Suspect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
This posed a problem when he was brought before a RS court, as the only charge the authorities could level against him was the illegal possession of firearms - a relatively minor offence – as aiding and abetting war crimes suspects is not against the law in the Bosnian Serb entity.
The president of Bijeljina’s municipal court, Dragomir Zivanovic, said that there was no risk of Vasiljevic absconding, as he did not have passport, and had a family and steady job in town.
Vasiljevic worked as a police officer in Bijeljina after the war, but was thrown out of the police force last year after he fell under suspicion of smuggling stolen cars and having involvement in trafficking.
www.iwpr.net /?apc_state=hsritri2003&l=en&s=f&o=165507   (782 words)

 Bijeljina, 29th June, 2003, The four-day seminar on the law applied by the Hague Tribunal which was attended by some 40 ...
Bijeljina, 29th June, 2003, The four-day seminar on the law applied by the Hague Tribunal which was attended by some 40 judges
D.E. Bijeljina, 29th June, 2003, The four-day seminar on the law applied by the Hague Tribunal which was attended by some 40 judges and prosecutors taking an active part in the trials of the war criminals before the courts of Bosnia and Herzegovina was brought to a close at the Marsal Hotel on Bjelasnica yesterday.
The organization of the seminar was a joint effort of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in the Republic of Srpska and the Outreach Program of the Hague Tribunal in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
www.hri.ca /itp2003/jelenam/Bijeljina.htm   (434 words)

 NATO/SFOR Informer: Bijeljina watched over by the IC
In their jargon, those families are called "floaters." It means that they obtained the legal repossession of their pre-war house, but they can't move in because the eviction of illegal occupants has not yet occurred.
According to a member of OHR in Bijeljina, managed by François Perez, about 200 floater cases have been solved during the year 2000.
Stelic, deputy mayor of Bijeljina (because the mayor was attending another meeting in Banja Luka on that day), and Dragan Peric, president of the Municipal Council, allowed the speakers to talk about the problems related to returns of Bosniacs within the municipality and of Bosnian-Serbs to the Federation.
www.nato.int /sfor/indexinf/114/p11a/t0111a.htm   (1119 words)

 Monday, January 29, 2001
Now, he is a powerful member of the Serb Radical Party, which was not allowed to participate in April’s municipal and this month’s national election because the party wouldn’t remove Blagojevic and two other party officials.
Vojkan Djurkovic: He was a major in the late Arkan’s notorious paramilitary group, the Tigers, and head of the Commission for the Exchange of the Civilian Population in Bijeljina.
According to the ICG, he is an influential figure in Bijeljina.
www.pstripes.com /jan01/ed012901b.html   (2338 words)

 Amazon.com: Bijeljina: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
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www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&keywords=Bijeljina&tag=httpexplaguid-20&index=books&link_code=qs&page=1   (920 words)

 Bijeljina, Republika Srpska Public Relations Firms - Publicity Firm
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 Prasnjavi Bijeljina Travel Page - VirtualTourist.com
Gratitude to its geogrphic position, Bijeljina became the main trading center of Republic of Srpska.
You can not count how many shops and companies are in Bijeljina.
Also, in Bijeljina Municipality exist shoes factory - "Dimex-Luana" (owner is my uncle), meat factories - "Leder" and "ZP" (Vrsani Village), factory of artificial cattle food - "Kiko" (Crnjelovo Village), wood gallantry - "Janja" (Janja Village), factories of lime, wood?
members.virtualtourist.com /m/5dc86/58416   (372 words)

 June 7, 1997 Vreme News Digest Agency No 296
Arkan's ethnic cleansing of Vukovar was a market-testing exercise.
Before he fled, Salihbegovic managed to get his son out of Bijeljina a week after Arkan rolled into town.
Arkan's victims in Bijeljina were the same as those he left dead in Croatia.
www.scc.rutgers.edu /serbian_digest/296/t296-8.htm   (1448 words)

 OHR SRT News Summaries, 28 Aug 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The pictures you have just seen were filmed today in Bijeljina, Brcko, Janja, Jahorina and other places where SFOR tried to occupy with the goal of taking over the police stations and bringing in the para-police forces loyal to Biljana Plavsic.
According to the scenario, BP was supposed to have her speech and the meeting in 'liberated' Bijeljina.
Several thousand citizens gathered in Bijeljina to protest and they were joined by Gojko Klickovic, Djoja Arsenovic, Vice-President of SDS and the Head of the General Headquarters of the RS Army, Major General Pero Colic.
www.ohr.int /print/?content_id=2439   (2039 words)

 [Bijeljina] - construction update I - SkyscraperCity
New "market field" is planned for Bijeljina, it should be located between Bijeljina and Brčko, few kilometars away from Bijeljina.
Bijeljina is fast growing city (compare population in 1990 and 2005), and I think it has great future.
P.S. Mimica, I would put Bijeljina in "small cities" group, becose if that's true than cities of "big group" have 1-2 million population.
www.skyscrapercity.com /showthread.php?t=207041   (469 words)

 Kisses As Bosnian War Kicked Off   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Plavsic was later to serve as Bosnian Serb president in 1996-98, before being indicted for war crimes by the Hague tribunal, and sentenced to 11 years in jail in 2003.
After their convoy arrived at Bijeljina, the delegation went to the nearest JNA barracks.
Plavsic said that Arkan had saved the Serbs in Bijeljina from crimes the Muslims were preparing to commit.
www.iwpr.net /?apc_state=hsritri8971d562367c51b677e733aadd5960ac&l=en&s=f&o=163908   (681 words)

 FK Radnik Bijeljina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
FK Radnik played FK Sloga from Vukovar in the playoff where FK Radnik won both matches, 4:0 in Bijeljina and 8:0 in Vukovar.
Another great achievment of Radnik Bijeljina is the junior team winning the Bosnia and Herzegovina Cup in 1987.
Note that "Radnik" is also the name of a basketball team from Bijeljina, KK Radnik Bijeljina.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/FK_Radnik_Bijeljina   (494 words)

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