Republic of Serbian Krajina

Serbian Security Chiefs ‘Operated in Croatia in 1994’

A retired Serbian State Security Service officer told the retrial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague on Wednesday that he met the defendants in November 1994 on Petrova Gora mountain in Croatia, which at that time was part of the self-proclaimed Republic of Serbian Krajina established by rebel Croatian Serbs.

Serbian Policeman Recalls Volunteering for Croatia Conflict

Defence witness Nebojsa Bogunovic, who was a police official in the Serbian town of Backa Palanka, told the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague on Wednesday that he volunteered to go to the Eastern Slavonia region of Croatia in the summer of 1991 as the conflict there was developing.

Croatia Ombudsperson Condemns Police Inaction Over Fascist Chant

Croatian Ombudsperson Lora Vidovic on Tuesday said that if police failed to initiate legal action against former members of a paramilitary unit, who on Monday celebrated the anniversary of Operation Storm by chanting the Fascist slogan "Za dom spremni", it will be a blatant violation of the legal order.

Recognise ‘Storm’ War Victims, NGOs tell Serbia, Croatia

Human rights groups in Serbia and Croatia have called on authorities in both countries to do more to recognise and aid victims of a 1995 Croatian military operation that ended the country's war against rebel Serbs.

Croatia on Monday marked the 24th anniversary of Operation Storm, a military blitz that quashed a breakaway Serb statelet but put to flight almost 200,000 Serb civilians.

Convicted War Criminal Extradited to Croatia from Netherlands

The Croatian Interior Ministry said on Wednesday that a Dutch citizen who was sentenced to 15 years in prison in absentia for war crimes in 1991 has been extradited to Zagreb.

The ministry only gave his initials and year of birth, but local media reported that the man was 53-year-old Milorad Barac.