Trial of Gotovina et al
Gotovina became a national icon when he was indicted in July 2001 by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, ICTY for large-scale crimes against Serb civilians during and after Operation Storm. A broad section of the Croatian public supported his cause, seeing him as a victim of unfair treatment of the young Croatian state by the international community.
A Croatian NGO asked the European Court of Human Rights to examine the Zagreb government's refusal to release information about a contract for legal representation for generals Mladen Markac and Ante Gotovina at their Hague Tribunal appeal.
The Serbian prime minister said this on Tuesday after Croatia's top officials reacted to the speech made by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic over the weekend, during a commemoration in Backa Palanka, northern Serbia, on the anniversary of Croatia's 1995 offensive against ethnic Serbs, known as "Operation Storm."
BELGRADE - Serbia has fulfilled nearly all requests of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the Tribunal's criticism over a lack of cooperation is unjustified, Serbian Justice Minister Nela Kuburovic said at a meeting with ICTY President Carmel Agius on Wednesday.