Croat war veterans protest Purda’s arrest in BiH

About 1,500 people gathered in the eastern town of Vukovar on Saturday (January 29th) to protest the arrest in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) of a Croat war veteran wanted for war crimes in Serbia. Tihomir Purda, who fought in Vukovar, was detained earlier this month at the border between Croatia and BiH, based on a Serbian arrest warrant.

Meanwhile, the human right watchdog Amnesty International said in a statement Saturday that it will send a delegation to Brussels next week. The representatives will urge officials there “to continue insisting that Croatian authorities prosecute all war crimes committed during the 1991-1995 war, including those where high-profile officials were allegedly responsible”.

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