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Local Press Digest

SARAJEVO, Apr 27, 2000 (Rtr)


Moslem-Croat federation DNEVNI AVAZ

Outgoing NATO supreme commander Wesley Clark said that indicted war criminals charged with atrocities during the 1992-1995 Bosnian war were going to be detained but he stressed that local authorities had to help in the process.

The Bosnian three-man inter-ethnic presidency is on Wednesday due to appoint the next chairman of the country's central government, the Council of Ministers.

The World Bank and the Office of the international community's Office of the High Representative in Bosnia said they did not support the reduction of Bosnian pensions.

Wolfgang Petritsch, the High Representative to Bosnia, said that a two-way return of Croatian Serbs now in Bosnia and Bosnian Croats currently in Croatia would be at the center of the international community's efforts in the future.

Nesib Mandzic, the mayor of Srebrenica, the site of a wartime massacre of thousands of Moslem men, said that some 627 Moslem families wanted to return to this town.

The U.S. humanitarian agency Catholic Relief Service (CRS) is due to start negotiations with Srebrenica authorities on the project of reconstruction of houses that would pave the way for the return of refugees.

A penalty by Inter Milan striker Roberto Baggio gave the FIFA World XI a 1-0 victory over Bosnia in a "Football for Peace" charity match.

OSLOBODJENJE

The Sarajevo daily Oslobodjenje was sold off for 4.8 million Bosnian marka ($2.26 million) to its general manager, the daily's distributor in Germany and its 141 employees.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) may withhold its assistance to Bosnia if the two entities' Red Cross organizations fail to unify.

A Bosnian SOS service has registered eight cases of sexual abuse of children in the past two months.

VECERNJE NOVINE

Publishing company Alden-print has bought Sarajevo daily Vecernje Novine for 1.3 million marka, the federation privatization agency said.

Serb republic GLAS SRPSKI

Bosnia's Serb republic parliament adopted a law on the privatization of state-owned apartments.



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