Osijek

Glavas Witnesses Only Learned about War Crimes ‘from Media’

Two former politicians, Luka Bebic and Andrija Hebrang, members of the ruling Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, told Zagreb County Court on Monday that they only learned from the media that the defendant, Branimir Glavas, had been involved in war crimes against Serbian civilians in the eastern city of Osijek in 1991.

Witness Confesses to Lying to Help Croatian Wartime General

Nikola Jaman, who was a commander of the First Battalion of Osijek Defenders during wartime, testified at Zagreb County Court on Tuesday that he lied in earlier testimony about Branimir Glavas, who is being retried alongside six co-defendants for the killings of Serb civilians in the eastern city of Osijek in 1991.

Croatia to Release Relative of Killed Refugee Child

The Administrative Court in the town of Osijek on Wednesday scrapped the custody order for one adult member of the Hosseini family, Croatian Centre for Peace Studies, a human rights NGO, told BIRN.

This sparked hope among human rights campaigners involved in the case that the rest of the family could be released soon.

Pedestrian manhandled, handcuffed for crossing against light

A policeman in Osijek, Croatia "threw a middle-aged woman onto the concrete and handcuffed her" for crossing the street against a red light.

This has been reported by the Croatian website index.hr, which noted the incident happened on Thursday morning, "and caused a good deal of attention among citizens."

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