World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Tribunal Indicts Two Former Croatian Generals

UN War Crimes Tribunal Indicts Two Former Croatian Generals

Two retired Croatian generals have been charged by the United Nations war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia for their alleged role in the permanent removal of Serbs from the Krajina region in August 1995.

In a statement issued today, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia ( http://www.un.org/icty/latest/index.htm ICTY) announced it had indicted Ivan Cermak and Mladen Markac on seven counts each of crimes against humanity and of violating the laws or customs of war.

The indictment alleges the two men participated in the forcible and permanent removal of Serbs from the Krajina region, as well as "the plunder, damage or outright destruction" of the Serbs' property, during the Croatian military's push to re-take the Krajina region.

It also alleges that the two men did nothing to stop "serious violations of international humanitarian law" committed during the Croatian offensive, despite having the power and authority to do so.

Mr. Cermak, 54, who also served as a government minister in Croatia from 1991 to 1993, held the rank of Colonel General and served as Commander of the Knin Garrison in the Croatian military.

Mr. Markac, 48, commanded special police units in Croatia and also held the rank of Colonel General.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Preliminary Results: MH17 Investigation Report

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) is convinced of having obtained irrefutable evidence to establish that on 17 July 2014, flight MH-17 was shot down by a BUK missile from the 9M38-series. According to the JIT there is also evidence identifying the launch location that involves an agricultural field near Pervomaiskyi which, at the time, was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. More>>

ALSO:

At The UN: Paris Climate Agreement Moves Closer To Entry Into Force

The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer toward entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement today at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. More>>

ALSO:

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The End Game In Spain (And Other World News)

The coverage of international news seems almost entirely dependent on a random selection of whatever some overseas news agency happens to be carrying overnight... Here are a few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week. More>>

Amnesty/Human Rights Watch: Appalling Abuse, Neglect Of Refugees On Nauru

Refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, most of whom have been held there for three years, routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who have been hired by the Australian government, as well as frequent unpunished assaults by local Nauruans. More>>

ALSO:

Other Australian Detention

Gordon Campbell: On The Censorship Havoc In South Africa’s State Broadcaster

Demands have included an order to staff that there should be no further negative news about the country’s President Jacob Zuma, and SABC camera operators responsible for choosing camera angles that have allegedly made the President ‘look shorter’ were to be retrained... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On A Bad Week For Malcolm Turnbull, And The Queen

Malcolm Turnbull’s immediate goal – mere survival – is still within his grasp... In every other respect though, this election has been a total disaster for the Liberals. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news