Homeland War

Croatian PM welcomes Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina's decision

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Thursday welcomed a decision by the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina to release from custody a group of former members of the Bosnian Croat HVO forces...

Croatian PM says his gov't against orchestrated war crimes indictments

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said during Question Time in parliament on Wednesday that the Croatian government's position was that every crime should be investigated and prosecuted but that...

US extradites to Bosnia ex-HVO member suspected of war crimes

American authorities on Tuesday extradited to Bosnia and Herzegovina a former member of the Croat Defence Council (HVO), Azra Basic, suspected of war crimes, the Bosnian Prosecutor's Office has...

Ovcara Farm victims commemorated

Commemorative events, including placing of flowers and lighting of candles, were held at Ovcara outside Vukovar on Sunday in memory of the murder of 264 wounded Croatian soldiers and civilians who...

Wreath-laying ceremony held on mass grave site at Lovas farm

The commemoration of Croatian soldiers and civilians killed in Vukovar's neighbourhood of Borovo Naselje in 1991 ended on Saturday afternoon with the laying of wreaths and lighting of candles on...

Commemoration for Borovo Naselje victims held

A commemoration under the slogan "Sacrifice of Borovo Naselje for the Homeland," was held on Saturday in front of what once used to be the Borovo Commerce warehouse on the outskirts of the eastern...

Vukovar Remembrance Day ceremonies held

The eastern Croatian town of Vukovar as well as the whole of Croatia on Friday observed Vukovar Remembrance Day in memory of 18 November 1991 when Vukovar fell into the hands of more numerous...

Skabrnja massacre commemorated

Several thousand people from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina gathered in Skabrnja on Friday to commemorate 58 Croatian civilians and 26 soldiers massacred by Serb forces during the war 25 years...

Zagreb archbisop says destruction of Croatia worst since WWII

The Archbishop of Zagreb, Cardinal Josip Bozanic, celebrated Mass for killed and missing defenders and civilians at the Homeland War Victims Memorial Cemetery in Vukovar on Friday.

Wreaths laid at Homeland War Memorial Cemetery in Vukovar

State and other delegations laid wreaths and lit candles at the Homeland War Memorial Cemetery in Vukovar on Friday commemorating Croatian soldiers and civilians killed while defending the town...

Vukovar Remembrance Day ceremonies begin

Memorial ceremonies began in the yard of the General Hospital in Vukovar on Friday morning to mark Vukovar Remembrance Day, the 25th anniversary of the destruction of the town in the military...

Candles lit at start of Vukovar Remembrance Day commemorations

Commemorations on the occasion of Vukovar Remembrance Day, observed on 18 November, started on Thursday evening with the lighting of candles and lanterns in the yard of the Vukovar General...

181 persons convicted for war crimes in Vukovar

In the 25 years since war crimes were committed in the eastern town of Vukovar, Croatian prosecutors have launched criminal proceedings against 1,203 persons, 181 have been convicted and many...

"Vukowar - 87 Days of Pain and Suffering" opened in Croatian Parliament

The exhibition features a collection of war photographs portraying difficult war-time days in Vukovar, eastern Croatia.

Three Serbs charged with war crimes against civilians and POWs in Croatia

The County Prosecutor's Office in the northern Croatian coastal city of Rijeka has indicted three citizens of Serbia, former members of a Serb Territorial Defence force in Licki Osik, for war...