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 […]

Communist Crimes: Tito’s Murder Squads Targeted All Croats Who Opposed His Regime

  How much the “West” will have to answer for – or at least express profound regret – as its complicity in Communist crimes is gradually revealed, may be something that will come to light in no other place but Germany. The past couple of decades have been marked with trickles of information, which suggested […]

Israeli Ambassador Rebukes Croatia’s Prime Minister Over Holocaust

The deplorable, hateful and blatant lie uttered by Croatia’s Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic on the occasion of Remembrance Day for the Victims of the Holocaust last Monday 27 January can, without doubt, be interpreted as an attempt to justify WWII and post-WWII massive communist crimes rather than to pay due regard and convey deep piety […]

Croatia: Day Of Reckoning For Communist Crimes Needs A Strong Wake-up Call

“Do you remember the EU Commission resolution number 1481 on condemnation of communist crimes?” writes Mladen Pavkovic, president of Homeland War Veterans Association 91, on the Croatian Veteran’s portal and continues with his eye-opening and sharp summing up of the disturbing situation associated with the current Croatian political leadership in government, which evidently makes it […]

Croatia: Germany To Unravel Communist Yugoslavia Crimes Across Europe

Croatia’s former spy chief, suspected communist criminal, Josip Perkovic, has been extradited to Germany on Friday 24 January on suspicion of masterminding the murder of a Yugoslav dissident. He was handed over to the German authorities at Zagreb airport and flown to Munich, reported Croatian TV. A surprise development that will surely warm up the […]

Croatia: Last-Ditch Efforts To Prevent Extradition For Communist Crimes

The District court in Zagreb ruled on Wednesday 8 January that the communist-era intelligence chief, Josip Perkovic, could be extradited to Germany where he is wanted over a killing of Croatian emigrant Stjepan Djurekovic in the 1980s. On Thursday 9 January the District court in Velika Gorica (near Zagreb airport) ruled that the second ex-communist […]

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 – Lustration: Yes or No? Or: Should The Constitution Include Condemnation Of Communist Regime and Its Crimes?

The (Josip) Perkovic case and the impending changes to the Constitution have once again made the question of lustration current in Croatia; many public figures, as well as Croatian citizens, advocate for its implementation, but it seems that barely a few understand what it actually entails, how to implement it and, more importantly, is it […]

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 […]

European Commission Hot On The Heels Of Croatia’s Rushed Law Preventing Extradition For Communist Crimes

It was on June 28 this year when The Croatian Parliament led by Social Democrats rushed to pass the law dubbed as “Lex Perkovic” in accordance with which an EU arrest/extradition warrant will not be applicable to crimes committed before 7 August 2002. The rush to pass such a law was evidently exacerbated in Croatia […]

Croatia: HDZ Walks Out Of Parliament Before Vote On Judicial Cooperation With EU, Calling New Law An Embarrassment, But …

Walking out of parliament in protest against proceedings is a route, although not entirely unusual, taken rarely in the democratic world. The reasons for this are obvious and strong: when a matter dealt with by the parliament is against your convictions and principles you have the responsibility as a parliamentarian that the parliamentary records of […]

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