HNS won't attend Jasenovac commemorations, calls for unity

Representatives of the opposition Croatian People's Party (HNS) will not officially take part in this year's commemorative events for the victims of the WWII Ustasha-run Jasenovac concentration camp, the party said in a statement on Tuesday.

The HNS said it could not take part in divisions, demanding that conditions be created as soon as possible to enable joint commemorative events for representatives of the state and victims' associations. The party claims that the main responsibility was on state institutions.

HNS said its representatives would pay their respects to the Jasenovac victims in private.

"We believe Croatia stands and must stand united. We hope that this disunity on such an important topic like condemning evil ... will never happen again," HNS honorary president Vesna Pusic said.

A commemoration for the victims of the WW2 concentration camp at Jasenovac, organised by the Coordinating Committee of Jewish Communities in Croatia, was held on April 15. The official commemoration will be held on April 22, while the Croatian Anti-Fascist Federation will hold its commemoration on April 24.

Last update: Tue, 19/04/2016 - 16:51

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