Human Rights Report 7-13 July 97

PROTECTION OF MINORITIES Minorities Harassed in RS Towns UN IPTF reported that a Bosniak man was badly beaten by two policemen at his home in Banja Luka (RS) on 20 June. Monitors found him in his flat and arranged for an ambulance to take him to the hospital where he was treated for a broken jaw and a head laceration.

Human Rights Report 30 June – 06 July 97

PROTECTION OF MINORITIES Missing Man Found Dead Near FRY Border The body of Bosniak man who had been reported as missing on 20 June after he boarded a bus from Sarajevo to the FRY was found by local police in a river in Rudo (RS) on 27 June. The HRCC and UN IPTF are closely monitoring investigations into this case. Violations Reported in Federation [...]

Human Rights Report 23-29 June 97

FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT Crime and Police Hinder Movement in RS On 22 June, two men told UN IPTF that they were stopped in Loncari (RS) while driving on the "Arizona Road" (the main inter-entity transit route between the Posavina corridor and Tuzla) by two RS policemen who issued them a ticket for 200 DM.

Human Rights Report 16-22 June 97

FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT UN IPTF Removes Illegal Checkpoints On 17 June, UN IPTF dismantled an illegal police checkpoint in Gornji Rahic Brcko (Fed). UN IPTF observed local police stopping vehicles with registration plates from other areas even though no traffic violations had occurred, indicating a freedom of movement violation.

Human Rights Report 8-15 June 97

PROTECTION OF MINORITIES Cemetery Desecrated in Capljina In following up on an incident of vandalism at an Orthodox cemetery in Capljina (Fed) that occurred two weeks ago, UN IPTF monitors observed further desecration of graves at the site on 6 and 8 June.

Human Rights Report 1-7 June 97

RIGHT TO RETURN Mixed Progress on Federation Returns Local police in Drvar (Fed) informed UN IPTF that the car of a recent returnee from Germany was set on fire on 3 June. The man, who was described by police as a former policeman from the area, was reportedly planning to return permanently to Drvar.

Human Rights Report 25-31 May 97

PROTECTION OF MINORITIES Minorities in Teslic Face Increasing Pressure UN IPTF monitors in Teslic (RS) are following up on a case in which a Croat woman's house was damaged by an explosive device on 23 May, and on a complaint from a Croat man on 16 May that a Serb man threatened to burn down his home.

Human Rights Report 5-16 May 97

PROTECTION OF MINORITIES RS Police Fail to Respond to Crimes Against Minority Residents UN IPTF received a report from a Croat in Teslic (RS) that an electricity box was stolen from his house. The victim reported the crime to the local police, but the police have not responded to his complaint.

Human Rights Report 28 Apr-5 May 97

PROTECTION OF MINORITIES Minority Homeowners in RS Harassed by "Housemates" Human rights monitors visited two Bosniaks in Teslic (RS) who report that they are regularly threatened by Serb displaced persons accommodated in their home according to the RS practice of placing displaced persons in privately owned homes where there is more than 15 square [...]

Human Rights Report 21-27 April 97

PROTECTION OF MINORITIES Eviction, Intimidation of Minorities Reported in RS A Bosniak woman in Prijedor (RS) reported that she and her family were forcibly evicted from their home by a Serb displaced person on 18 April, and a Croat woman in Banja Luka (RS) told UN IPTF that she was beaten until she lost consciousness on 9 April by a group of Serb [...]