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05 Aug 17 Croatia Honours Operation Storm Victory, Mourns Deaths

Politicians celebrated the 22nd anniversary of the victorious military Operation Storm, saying it allowed Croatia to become a modern European state, at a commemoration which this year was almost free of extreme nationalist outbursts.

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05 Aug 17 Serbia Commemorates Victims of Croatia’s Operation Storm

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said he hopes Serbs will forgive but never forget the crimes committed against murdered and exiled victims of the Croatian military’s Operation Storm 22 years ago.

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01 Aug 17 Croatian HDZ Member ‘Threatens NGO’ over Storm Apology

The Youth Initiative for Human Rights said it was threatened by a member of the governing Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ because of its campaign apologising to Serb victims of the 1995 military operation ‘Storm’.

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31 Jul 17 Croatian Veterans Disrupt Serbs’ WWII Commemoration

A group of Croatian 1990s war veterans shouted and insulted speakers at a commemoration for Serb civilians killed by the WWII fascist Ustasa movement in the town of Glina.

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25 Jul 17 Campaign Urges Croatia to Apologise to ‘Storm’ Victims

The Youth Initiative for Human Rights NGO has launched a poster campaign in Zagreb urging the government to say sorry to Serb victims of Croatia’s victorious Operation Storm in August 1995.

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25 Jul 17 Hague Tribunal Frees Stanisic, Simatovic from Custody

The UN court granted temporary release for the summer recess to former Serbian security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic, who are being retried for war crimes in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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21 Jul 17 Croatia Quashes WWII Pro-Fascist Academic’s Conviction

A Zagreb court overturned the 1945 verdict that convicted academic Filip Lukas of supporting Nazi occupation forces because of his connections with Croatia’s WWII-era fascist government

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21 Jul 17 Montenegro Urged to Challenge Killer’s Statue in Croatia

Activists in Montenegro accused the government of not doing enough to pressurise Croatia to remove a monument to a Croat who killed a Montenegrin ambassador in 1971.

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19 Jul 17 Croatian Town Removes Tito’s Name from Square

The town of Karlovac changed the name of a square dedicated to Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito to honour 1990s war veterans, amid an ongoing dispute in Croatia about the former Communist leaders legacy.

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17 Jul 17 Montenegro Vows to Remove Memorial to Assassin

The Montenegrin authorities have vowed to remove a controversial monument to Punisa Racic - the Serb nationalist MP who assassinated Croatian leader Stjepan Radic in the Yugoslav parliament in 1928.

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13 Jul 17 Croatian Serb Rebels ‘Armed by Yugoslav Army’

The defence lawyer for former Serbian State Security Service chief Jovica Stanisic told the UN war crimes tribunal that rebel Serbs in Croatia mostly got weapons from the Yugoslav People’s Army, not the security service.

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12 Jul 17 Serbian Security Official ‘Sent Guns to Croatian Serbs’

A prosecution witness at UN war crimes court accused former Serbian State Security official Franko Simatovic of delivering weapons to rebel Serbs in the Krajina area of Croatia in 1991.

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07 Jul 17 Croatian Serbs ‘Ostracised’ by Mainstream Media

Research of Croatian daily media coverage showed that the issues of the country’s Serb minority are under-represented, and that they are not given the opportunity to voice their problems.

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05 Jul 17 Hague Rejects Croatia Role in Bosnian Croats’ Trial

The UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague has turned down Croatia’s request to be allowed to participate in the trial of six former Bosnian Croat officials from the Herzeg-Bosna wartime statelet.

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05 Jul 17 Serb Police ‘Robbed and Killed Croats’ in 1991

At the retrial of former Serbian security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic in The Hague, a prosecution witness said Serb police robbed and killed Croats in an attack on a Croatian village in 1991.

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