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  Human Rights Watch: Abuses Against Serbs And Roma In The New Kosovo (August 1999)
Serbs displaced inside Kosovo are mostly concentrated in Serb majority villages and towns such as Kosovo Polje, Dobratin (Lipljan/Liplan municipality), Gracanica (Pristina municipality), Velika Hoca (Orahovac/Rahovec municipality), and Gorazdevac (Pec/Peje municipality).
Serb residents of Dobratin village told Human Rights Watch that Dragan Madenovic, a forty-year-old night watchman, was killed in the village of Donja Gusterica (Lipljan municipality) on June 23.
On June 23, the body of Milenko Lekovic, a Serb professor for the economics faculty, was found in the faculty's basement, along with the bodies of Miodrag Mladenovic, a Serb guard in the building, and Jovica Stamenkovic, a Serb waiter from a cafe in the building.
www.hrw.org /reports/1999/kosov2   (10480 words)

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Serbian ancestors, Protoslavs and Old Serbs, were described in the 5th century BC by Herodotus, under the names of Neuri and Budini, living north of the Danube in the region between Dniepar and north-eastern Carpathian Mountains.
Serbs are open, direct, and warmhearted people, cautious and reserved to strangers at first, but very friendly, curious and helpful, once they get to know them.
Apart from the migrations caused by wars and foreign occupation, Serbs were, until the middle of the 20th century, very attached to their home counties and lived mostly in places where they were born.
serbianlinks.freehosting.net /serbs.htm   (7573 words)

 Serbs - Information at Halfvalue.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The number of Serbs in the diaspora is unknown but is estimated to be between 1 and 2 million on one side, and up to 4 million according to Ministry for Diaspora Republic of Serbia.
The Slavs (including Serbs) came to the Balkans from a broad region in central and eastern Europe, which extended from the rivers Elbe in the west to the Dnieper in the east, and from a point which touched the Carpathian mountains in the south and the river Niemen in the north.
Serbs in Bosnia and Herzegovina formed their state of Republika Srpska, currently one of the two political entities that form the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
www.halfvalue.com /wiki.jsp?topic=Serbs   (4381 words)

In the early centuries of their history the political cohesion of the Serbs was slight; the political organization was based upon the family clan, the sadruga (zadruga).
Bosnians, and defeated a viceroy of the Turkish Sultan, Amurath I. However, the Serbs suffered a severe defeat on 15 June 1389, in the terrible battle on the Plain of Kossovo (the Plain of the Blackbirds).
Although the Serbs themselves had contributed largely to the restoration of the Turkish supremacy, their loyalty was ill repaid by the cruelties of the Janizary revolt.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13732a.htm   (4472 words)

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But the Bosnian Serbs said the new rules threatened the autonomy they won at the end of the 1992-95 war, and threatened to walk out of government.
Spiric also said he would return to his post if the Bosnian Serb requests were fulfilled and he was given a new, more powerful mandate to proceed with reforms.
Lajcak, whose international legal team was meeting Bosnian Serb experts to negotiate the clarification, sounded optimistic that the dispute could be resolved.
www.alertnet.org /thenews/newsdesk/L05226449.htm   (503 words)

  Krajina Serbs
For centuries, the Serbs were defending Christian Europe from the onslaught of the Islamic armies.
Genocide that Krajina (and Bosnian) Serbs have suffered during WWII is difficult to put in words.
The Serbs were not even allowed to morn or rebury their dead.
www.srpska-mreza.com /Krajina/index.html   (817 words)

  Serbs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Slavs (including Serbs) came to the Balkans from a broad region in central and eastern Europe, which extended from the rivers Elbe in the west to the Dnieper in the east and from a point which touched the Carpathian mountains in the south and the river Niemen in the north.
Serbs in Croatia formed their state of Republika Srpska Krajina, but after they were military defeated, most of them fled from this region.
Serbs in Bosnia and Herzegovina formed their state of Republika Srpska, which is currently one of the two political entities that form the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Serbs   (3630 words)

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Serbs have held strongly onto their old Slavic religion; the last pagan temple in Serbia (one of Svetovid) was destroyed by Tsar Dusan in the 14th century.
Serbs were converted to Christianity in several waves between the since 7th and 9th century with the last wave taking place between 867 and 874.
Serbs have suffered immensely, especially under Ustase regime in the Independent State of Croatia (encompassing todays Croatia, Bosnia and a part of Serbia) where they were subject to mass destruction and cleansing of the population.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/s/se/serbs.html   (2310 words)

 Serbs at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Serbs (in their language: Срби, transliteration: Srbi) are a south Slavic people which live mostly in the Serbia and Montenegro and Republika Srpska.
Large Serb populations also live in Bosnia and Herzegovina (where they are a constitutive nation; principally in the Republika Srpska, one of the two entities that comprise Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Croatia, although their numbers have been much reduced by the ethnic cleansing that occurred during Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s.
The largest urban populations of Serbs in the former Yugoslavia are to be found in Belgrade, Novi Sad and Banja Luka in Bosnia.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Serbs.html   (2682 words)

 Kosovo Serbs: Blood Flows, Plans Stall | Aleksandar Mitic | Columns | serbianna.com
For Kosovo Serbs, the slaying is further proof of the dangers they face as a minority in the province.
Serbs and other non-Albanians see decentralization as a question of survival and argue they must be allowed to manage justice, police, health, culture, social and education affairs in parts of Kosovo where they live.
Furthermore, they are calling for a larger number of Serb municipalities in the province and for the process of decentralization in the whole of Kosovo to be put in place before the next municipal elections take place in the fall of 2006.
www.serbianna.com /columns/mitic/002.shtml   (1296 words)

 Serbia Info News / New mass graves of Serbs near Gnjilane
Gnjilane, Aug 27 (Tanjug) - The discovery of another mass grave with bodies of 50 Serbs in the Gnjilane area demonstrates that atrocities continue to be perpetrated by rampaging ethnic Albanian terrorists against Serbs in Kosovo-Metohija since the arrival of international KFOR peacekeepers.
Serbs fear that the terrorist "KLA" has committed a series of mass crimes against non ethnic Albanian civilians, as many Serbs have been reported missing in the area since KFOR's arrival at the end of June.
Relatives of abducted Serbs who wanted to identify the victims were banned by a KFOR officer from seeing the bodies, which were taken secretly during the night to the Pristina forensic institute.
www.serbia-info.com /news/1999-08/28/14126.html   (259 words)

 Serbs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Serbs (in the Serbian language Срби, Srbi) are a south Slavic people living chiefly in Serbia and Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Large Serb populations also live in Croatia (where they were a constitutional nation up to 1990; largely on the territory that during the 1990s constituted the internationally unrecognized Republic of Serbian Krajina) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (where they are a constituent nation), principally in the Republika Srpska, one of the country's two entities.
The largest urban populations of Serbs in the former Yugoslavia are to be found in Belgrade (over 1,500,000), Novi Sad about (250,000), Niš (200,000) and Banja Luka in Bosnia (200,000).
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/Serbs   (3527 words)

 Serbs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Historically, the first cause of this scattering was the severe oppression of Serbs under Ottoman occupation, which led to migration to the unoccupied territory to the west.
Until the nineteenth century, virtually all Serbs were peasants; the small percentage that lived in towns as traders and craftsmen wore Turkish costume and lived a Turkish lifestyle.
The Serbs' memories of their medieval kingdom, their 1389 defeat by the Ottoman Turks, their nineteenth century uprisings, and their heavy sacrifices during twentieth century wars contributed significantly to their feeling that they had sacrificed much for Yugoslavia and received relatively little in return.
www.geohistory.com /GeoHistory/GHMaps/GeoWorld/serb.html   (1008 words)

 Serbs - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Serb ruler during the middle ages (see List of Serbian rulers) Stephen Nemanja and his son, Saint Sava founded the monastery of Hilandar for the Serbian Orthodox Church, one of the greatest and oldest Orthodox Christian monuments on Earth.
The southern Serbs were liberated in the First Balkan War of 1912, while the question of Austrian Serbs' independence was the spark that lit the World War I two years later.
Serbia was occupied by the Germans, while in Bosnia and Croatia Serbs were put under the rule of the Italians and the fascist Ustase regime in the Independent State of Croatia.
voyager.in /Serb   (3261 words)

 Why New World Order Hates Serbs
Serbs were settled in the area where they are now as early as the 7th century, and they adopted Christianity toward the end of the ninth century.
But the Serbs are a tough and independent people, and they held their own most of the time.
And the disagreement between Albanians and Serbs in Yugoslavia's Kosovo province is strictly an internal affair in the sovereign country of Yugoslavia.
members.tripod.com /kosovo99/whynew.htm   (3050 words)

For the problem with the Serbs was, and still is, that while yearning for the perfectly acceptable ideal of a Greater Serbia, that they have not been exactly reticent or scrupulous in avoiding expansion of the Serbs' unwelcome embrace to the Croats, etc. in the Balkans.
Serbs have recently claimed mistranslation; that what they really meant is "ethnic transfer." And it makes sense: the Serbs don't want to exterminate clashing peoples; they just want them out of predominantly Serb areas, out of Greater Serbia.
As for the Nazi question, the Serbs tried to be as much "pro-Nazi" as the Croats (a minority) but weren't trusted by the Germans, whereas the "gentle" Bosnian Muslims enlisted in proportionately far greater numbers in the Waffen SS than did the Croats or Serbs.
www.lewrockwell.com /rothbard/ir/Ch31.html   (1987 words)

 UN draws up plans for safe havens for Serbs [Free Republic]
Against all probability, the Serbs cooperated with 'the Croats' (and 'the Muslims') who tortured and murdered hundreds of thousands of their kin, precisely because they did not regard them as 'the Croats' and 'the Muslims', even though they were as much to blame as 'the Germans' whom we accuse of equally monstrous behaviour.
The Serbs alive today are poisoned by acts committed during their wartime childhood, or that of their parents: "I should like to kill every Turk there is", said a Serbian girl in 1941 whose aunt and three cousins had been raped and then murdered by the Moslems.
The Serb leaders are sons-of-bitches, but their involvement in those genuine atrocities committed in Kosovo is, as far as we know, not so certain, deliberate and direct as to make them monsters.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a37c88d354dbb.htm   (4389 words)

 The Guardian: Serbs in Croatia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Serb leaders in Zegreb tried to contact Croatia's prime minister, Nikica Valentic, to get human rights guarantees and assurances of safety for members of their community.
The Serb mothers of Zagreb are enraged by Croatian government calls for Serbs to stay in Croatia.
Young Serb friends, they added, were changing their names.
www.balkan-archive.org.yu /kosta/ndh/ndh-sixwoman-guardian1.html   (724 words)

 Kosovo News and Views: "Unwanted Serbs" list appears in Kosovo town
The four A4 sheets list eminent Serbs from the municipality, including the former council president, the former head of the municipality and the former director of the Cultural Centre.
Both Serbs and Albanians have reacted against the list, which has also been read at a concert in the Cultural Centre.
Local Serbs have accused local and international authorities of having done nothing to remove the lists or find those responsible for posting them.
kosovonewsandviews.blogspot.com /2005/07/unwanted-serbs-list-appears-in-kosovo.html   (185 words)

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Serbs speak Serbo-Croatian, or Serbian, a South Slavic language of the Slavic Branch of Indo-European.
The Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes began to enter the Balkan region about 500-600 A.D., moving south out of an area around the Carpathian Mountains.
In 1953, the Serbs comprised 41.7 percent of the Yugoslav population.
lucy.ukc.ac.uk /EthnoAtlas/Hmar/Cult_dir/Culture.7867   (1426 words)

 EU Pressures Serbs To Arrest Fugitive, Confusion Swirls As Dutch Say Mladic Is Sick, Negotiating Surrender - CBS News
Dutch Foreign Minister Ben Bot told parliament Thursday that Bosnian Serb war crimes fugitive Ratko Mladic is sick and is "negotiating with his entourage" on a surrender.
Contradictory statements from officials in Belgrade have repeatedly caused confusion about how close authorities are to reaching the former Bosnian Serb general, with security officials insisting Wednesday that negotiations were under way for his surrender and the government issuing denials.
Mladic, a former Bosnian Serb commander, has been indicted on genocide charges for allegedly orchestrating the massacre of some 8,000 Muslims in the U.N. enclave of Srebrenica in 1995, Europe's worst carnage since World War II and the worst crime of Bosnia's 1992-95 war.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/02/23/world/main1339376.shtml   (630 words)

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