26 May 15 Croatian Soldier Jailed for ‘Medak Pocket’ War Crime

Former Croatian soldier Velibor Solaja was sentenced to five years in jail for killing an elderly woman during the Croatian military’s ‘Medak Pocket’ operation in September 1993.

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25 May 15 Serb Paramilitary ‘Captain Dragan’ Set for Extradition

The Croatian justice ministry confirmed that former Serb paramilitary leader Dragan Vasiljkovic will be extradited from Australia to Croatia by July 15 to stand trial for alleged war crimes.

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25 May 15 Thousands Join Birthday Party in Tito’s Home Village

People from all over the former Yugoslavia gathered in the Croatian village of Kumrovec, the birthplace of the leader of socialist Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito, to celebrate his birthday.

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19 May 15 Stop Pensions for Nazi-Allied Troops, Croatia Urged

The director of leading Jewish rights organisation the Simon Wiesenthal Centre wrote to Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic demanding an end to pensions for veterans of Nazi-allied units from WWII.

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19 May 15 Croatia Indicts Serb Camp Guards for Prisoner Abuse

Croatia's state attorney's office charged two former members of the wartime Serb rebel police force with crimes against humanity in a prison camp in Stara Gradiska in Croatia.

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18 May 15 20,000 Mourn Croatia’s Dead at Controversial WWII Site

More than 20,000 people came to the town of Bleiburg in Austria to mourn Croatia’s defeated Nazi collaboration forces and civilians killed by Yugoslav Partisans 70 years ago.

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15 May 15 Serb Paramilitary Captain Dragan’s Extradition Appeal Fails

An Australian court rejected an appeal by former Serb paramilitary leader Dragan Vasiljkovic against his extradition to Croatia where he is charged with war crimes committed in the 1990s conflict.

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15 May 15 Croatian President Mourns at Controversial WWII Memorial

President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic paid tribute at a memorial in Bleiburg in Austria dedicated to Croatian fascist troops and civilians killed by Yugoslav Partisan forces.

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14 May 15 Croatian President Slams Chetnik General’s Rehabilitation

President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic condemned a Belgrade court’s decision to rehabilitate WWII Serbian Chetnik leader Dragoljub ‘Draza’ Mihailovic, executed in 1946 for treason and Nazi collaboration.

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13 May 15 Yugoslav Spy Chiefs’ Trial Hit by Kidnap Claim

A former security official told the murder trial of Yugoslav spy chiefs Zdravko Mustac and Josip Perkovic that he falsified his previous testimony after being kidnapped and threatened by another trial witness.

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13 May 15 Croatian Serb Village Chief ‘Didn’t Make Murder List’

Defence witnesses at the trial of five Croatian Serb fighters charged with killing 16 Croat civilians in 1991 said that one of them had no role in plotting the deadly violence.

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08 May 15 Zagreb Marks 70th Anniversary of WWII Liberation

Zagreb is holding a series of events to mark the anniversary of its liberation on May 8, 1945, when anti-fascist Partisan forces reclaimed the city from the WWII Nazi-allied administration.

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07 May 15 Croatian Policeman Jailed After Longest-Ever War Case

Former Croatian policeman Mihajlo Hrastov was jailed for four years for killing 13 unarmed prisoners of war in the town of Karlovac after a judicial process which lasted for 23 years.

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07 May 15 Zagreb Commemorates Biggest WWII Killing Site

A memorial ceremony was held in Dotrscina Park in Zagreb, where around 7,000 people were killed by Croatia’s Nazi-allied Ustasa regime between 1941 and 1945 for being anti-fascists.

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07 May 15 Serbia Slams Croatian MEP’s ‘Call for Expulsions’

Serbian officials and Zagreb’s rights ombudsman strongly criticised right-wing European parliamentarian Ruza Tomasic, who said that some Serbs living in Croatia should leave the country.

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