Swiss skiier Joana Haehlen during the the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup women's downhill race in the Bulgarian town of Bansko on January 24, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Vassil Donev.
Serbia's Antonina Dubinina mid-competition during the women's short program of the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Graz, Austria, on January 24, 2020. EPA-EFE/Tatyana Zenkovich.
Hector Gullan, a former member of British peacekeeping forces, has sent an open letter to the European Commission and the Council of the European Union, asking them to call on new Croatian President Zoran Milanovic and Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic to address the issue of Zagreb's non-extradition of war crime indictees to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The denial of war-related responsibility remains prevalent throughout the former Yugoslavia, and some of those who have denied their guilt are treated as heroes in their home countries.
"Someone who admits to his guilt is [seen as] a traitor," said Dusko Tomic, a lawyer from Sarajevo who has defended people accused of war crimes.