Croatia: Communist Crimes – Two Criminals Down Many Yet To Fall

  Croatia’s former Social Democrat (formerly known as League of Communists) government led by Zoran Milanovic as PM, as well as president Ivo Josipovic, had tried their utmost to avoid the extradition to Germany of former communist Yugoslavia secret police/UDBA operators, Josip Perkovic and Zdravko Mustac. They even passed a law in July 2013 (known […]

Croatia: Communist System Murdered Innocent People Not Josip Boljkovac, Court Says

    The 94 year old, Josip Boljkovac, was acquitted by the Zagreb County Court on Thursday 22 May of war crimes against civilians in the aftermath of WWII. The 94-year old Boljkovac was accused that in the early May of 1945, as head of the Karlovac branch of the then Department of National Security […]

Croatia: Ghastly Veil of Inhumanity Marks First Monument To Civilian Victims Of Communist Regime

On Monday 30 December 2013, in Tupale near Sinac in Otocac area a seemingly very significant event occurred: the first monument dedicated to the civilian victims of Communist regime in Croatia (while it was part of former communist Yugoslavia).  The miserably meager grey concrete cube slabs are a far cry from the impressively grandiose monuments […]

Croatia: Serbs Attempt Throwing Spanners Into Imminent Trial For Post-WWII Communist Crimes

Indictment for war crimes against against Josip Boljkovac (93) was confirmed by the District court in Zagreb at the end of October this year. It alleges that he committed war crimes against civilians after WWII in Karlovac area. At the same time, representatives of Association of refugee Serbs from Croatia hold that Croatian authorities must […]

Croatia: Calling Communist Crimes To Account

If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again! That is the path Croatian attempts of indictments against Josip Boljkovac, 93, had taken over the past few years.  The last attempt to indict him had failed due to legal technicalities or procedural matters (see Related Posts at the end of this article). This time […]

Croatia: Resurrecting Franjo Tudjman – Yes Please!

National conscience, as well as personal one, can turn 21. To the gladness of many in Croatia and abroad, that the insidious political hide of the former President Stjepan Mesic is now being torn off by Serbia, as well – the full exposure of his odious political insides may yet come to fruition. Perhaps this […]

Tomislav Karamarko: Still the One!

When seemingly everyone in a society wants to have a say on something on political party elections, and goes about saying it, then it’s clear there’s a burning need for changes that seek to bring about stabilisation of society. Elections for leadership of a political party usually attract some media attention, but do not saturate […]

Politicising Communist crimes: inveterate canker

Two months after the Constitutional Court terminated the investigation of war crimes allegedly perpetrated by Josip Boljkovac in 1945 the Croatian State Prosecutor in Zagreb has January 27 re-opened the case. The new investigation is to be carried out under the new criminal investigations procedures for the same case as when Boljkovac, 92, was originally […]

Watch out Croatia – there is a pushy psychic among you

Further to my post yesterday: If not Josip Boljkovac – who then? Anto Nobilo, Boljkovac’s defence attorney, “revealed” today on Croatian HRT TV that “the murderer is comrade Mico, and not Josip Boljkovac”. http://www.hrt.hr/index.php?id=48&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=141118&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=38&cHash=17b18830cf He further stated that he performed his own investigation and that the documentation on the case (of mass murder from 1945) […]

If not Josip Boljkovac, who then?

Josip Boljkovac , communist/partisan/antifascist WWII, was arrested on 2 November on allegations of war crimes including mass murders immediately after WWII ended 1945. Since then he had been in custody while the criminal investigative process against him completes, due to ill health the 91 year old was transferred to prison hospital care. On 16 Nov […]

In pursuit of justice – Communist crimes

On Friday 4 November 2011 The widely read and acclaimed Huffington Post published an article : “Josip Boljkovac, Croatia Former Interior Minister, Arrested Over Post-WWII Killings” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/02/josip-boljkovac-arrested_n_1071271.html Public debates ran hot last week in Croatia on the issue whether an anti-fascist from WWII should be apprehended and tried for war and post-war crimes.  One could […]

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