Croatia indicts two ex-generals for 1991 war crimes

[JURIST] A court in Croatia [JURIST news archive] on Wednesday indicted former Yugoslav Defense Minister Veljko Kadijevic and former airforce commander Zvonimir Jurjevic on charges of indiscriminate shelling of civilians during Croatia's 1991-95 war of independence [Wikipedia backgrounder] from the former Yugoslavia. At least 30 people died in eastern Croatia as a result of the shellings.

The indictment comes at the heels of several cases dealing with low-ranking members [JURIST report] and is one of the first cases to be brought in Croatia against high-ranking officials. Croatian trials of war crimes suspects are part of the country's bid to become a member [EU materials] of the European Union [official website]. Reuters has more.

 

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