Worldwide Pressure On Iran To Release Pastor Nadarkhani


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

TEHRAN/THE HAGUE (BosNewsLife)-- Global pressure was increasing Saturday on Iran to halt the execution of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, with over one million people reportedly participating in an online social networking service demanding his release and actions across Europe.      

 

Dutch Town Urk Supports Officials Opposing Gay Marriage


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

URK, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- The Dutch town of Urk, known for its many churches and fishing traditions, says it will not dismiss public servants refusing to officiate at gay weddings, despite a draft law adopted by parliament forcing municipalities to fire registrars opposing same-sex marriage.

NEWS WATCH: Yugoslav Army Chief Sentenced for War Crimes


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BUDAPEST/THE HAGUE (BosNewsLife)-- The Netherlands-based United Nations war crimes tribunal has sentenced the former chief of the Yugoslav army, Momcilo Perisic, to 27 years in prison for war crimes during the Balkan wars of the 1990s. The crimes included providing crucial military aid to Serb forces during Europe's worst massacre since World War II, and the shelling and sniping of the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo.

Serbia Compares Detention Hadzic With Capture Osama bin Landen (Profile)


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Goran HadzicBELGRADE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Serbia says the successful detention of the last fugitive war crimes suspect from the Balkan wars involved an operation that was as difficult as finding terrorist Osama bin Laden.  Wednesday's announced arrest of Goran Hadzic in northern Serbia ended a seven-year manhunt.