Some veterans in Vukovar notified Serbia wants them for war crimes

Some war veterans from Vukovar have started receiving a note signed by Croatian War Veterans Minister Tomo Medved informing them that the Serbian War Crimes Prosecutor's Office has launched proceedings against them which have been referred to Croatia.

In the note, Medved informs them that his ministry, the Justice Ministry, other relevant institutions and the Croatian government are taking every step to rescind the application of a law whereby Serbia claims universal jurisdiction for war crimes committed on the territory of the former Yugoslavia.

The Croatian Justice Ministry said earlier that the Serbian War Crimes Prosecutor's Office had issued warrants for war crimes for 43 Croatians.

Among those who received the War Veterans' Ministry note is veteran Tihomir Purda, who was arrested in Bosnia based on the Serbian warrant in 2011, spending 57 days in a Bosnian prison.

Last update: Fri, 05/08/2016 - 17:33

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