Croatian Serbs and rights campaigners visited the former World War II camps at Stara Gradiska and Jasenovac to honour to Partisan resistance fighter Nada Dimic, who was executed by the Ustasa at the age of 19.
Security Minister Dragan Mektic said the country’s state prosecution was unfit to probe his claims that Croatian intelligence tried to portray Bosnia as a terrorist hub by smuggling weapons into village mosques.
Croatia’s foreign ministry issued a statement condemning Austrian media for its reports on the annual Bleiburg commemorations, which mark the killing of Croatian Nazi collaboration troops and civilians captured at the end of WWII.
Prosecutors want the UN court to give former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic a life sentence for genocide and other crimes this week – but his defence insists the trial was unfair and the final verdict should acquit him.
As Radovan Karadzic’s final verdict approaches next week, many of the 12 years he spent evading arrest remain shrouded in secrets that the Serbian and Bosnian authorities seem reluctant to probe, and people who helped him remain unprosecuted.