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27 Apr 16 European Court Rejects Croatian Policemen’s Unfair Detention Claims

The European Court of Human Rights rejected claims by three Croatian ex-policemen including former interior ministry aide Tomislav Mercep who said they had been kept too long in pre-trial detention.

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27 Apr 16 Croatia Convicts Five Rebel Serb Policemen

Five former members of the police force of the self-proclaimed Republic of Serbian Krajina wartime rebel statelet in Croatia were convicted in their absence of committing war crimes in 1991.

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26 Apr 16 Croatian War Veterans End 18-Month-Long Protest

Croatian ex-soldiers said they will end their 18-month-long sit-in protest outside the war veterans’ ministry but will continue campaigning for legislation to enshrine their rights in the constitution.

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23 Apr 16 Croatia Govt Criticised at WWII Death Camp Commemoration

Anti-fascists held an alternative memorial for victims of the Jasenovac concentration camp after boycotting the state ceremony, accusing officials of downplaying the Croatian WWII Nazi-allied regime’s crimes.

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22 Apr 16 Boycott Overshadows Croatian Concentration Camp Memorial

Senior ministers attended the official annual commemoration at the Jasenovac concentration camp, but Croatian Serbs held a separate event amid an ongoing dispute about the country’s Nazi-allied WWII regime.

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21 Apr 16 Serbia Protests over Croatian Minister’s War ‘Insult’

The Serbian foreign ministry sent a protest note to Zagreb’s ambassador in Belgrade after a Croatian minister said that the 1990s war was planned in Serbia.

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21 Apr 16 Montenegro Extradites Yugoslav Army Officer to Croatia

Montenegro has extradited former Yugoslav People’s Army officer Pavle Pantic to Croatia to stand trial for the shelling of the coastal city of Split during the war in 1991.

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20 Apr 16 Croatian President Protests to UN over Seselj Acquittal

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic wrote to the UN Secretary-General, warning that the Hague war crimes court’s acquittal of Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj was a “dangerous precedent”.

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19 Apr 16 Croatian Serb Rebel Leader’s Trial Opens in May

Milan Martic, the leader of rebel Croatian Serbs during wartime, and Milan Celeketic, his military chief-of-staff, will go on trial in absentia on May 31 for rocket attacks on Croatian cities.

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18 Apr 16 Croatian War Criminal Temporarily Freed for Treatment

War criminal Veljko Maric, whose case sparked a long-running row between the Zagreb and Belgrade authorities, was given temporary leave from a Croatian prison for medical treatment.

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15 Apr 16 War Criminals Get Involved in Serbian Elections

War criminal Momcilo Krajisnik’s appearance at an event staged by the Independent Democratic Party, which is allied to Serbia’s PM, drew criticism for promoting nationalism during the election campaign.

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15 Apr 16 EU Urges Croatia Not to Block Serbia’s Path

The European Commission has issued an informal document calling on Zagreb not to obstruct Belgrade’s EU accession negotiations over Croatian opposition to a Serbian war crimes law.

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14 Apr 16 Nazi-Hunter Condemns ‘Fascist Nostalgia’ in Croatia

The chief Nazi-hunter at the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, a prominent Jewish human-rights organisation, has again warned that Croatia has problems with what he called ‘fascist nostalgia’.

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11 Apr 16 Croatian Serb Fighters’ War Rape Convictions Upheld

The supreme court in Zagreb upheld the convictions of two former Serb territorial defence fighters for wartime rape in the eastern Croatian village of Dalj, but reduced their prison sentences.

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07 Apr 16 Israeli Diplomat Slams Croatian Concentration Camp Film

Israel’s ambassador to Zagreb condemned a controversial Croatian film about the Jasenovac concentration camp, run by the country’s WWII Nazi-allied regime, saying it was offensive to victims’ families.

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