Croatia, the War, and the Future. Ina Vukic - Croatia: people, politics, history, economy, transition from communism to democracy. They even passed a law in July known […]. The year old Boljkovac was accused that in the early May of , as head of the Karlovac branch of the then Department of National Security […]. On Monday 30 December , 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.
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After the war Boljkovac served in the state secret police OZNA, studied law in Zagreb and was later appointed as mayor of Karlovac — Boljkovac was accused of ordering between 7 May and the middle of June the arrest, imprisonment and execution of 21 Croatian civilians from the Duga Resa on charges of collaboration with the Nazi — affiliated Ustasha authorities.
At the time, Boljkovac was the commander of the local branch of the OZNA, a security agency set up by the Partizans in for intelligence and security tasks. The trial on Zagreb County Court started in February The defence and the prosecution presented statements by some 40 witnesses. The alleged crimes were categorized as crimes against humanity and war crimes against civilians. The defence claimed that Boljkovac did not command those troops so he could not be held accountable according to the command responsibility.
During the trial the defence and the prosecution presented statements by some 40 witnesses. Only a smaller number of witnesses were questioned in person and in most cases, statements collected in the course of the investigation were read out.
In a verdict published on 22 May Zagreb County court acquitted Boljkovac of war crimes against civilians. Share This:. Josip Boljkovac Trial Watch would like to remind its users that any person charged by national or international authorities is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Boljkovac was arrested in November Fact Sheet. Name : Josip Boljkovac. Nationality : Croatia. Context : Croatia.
Charges : War crimes. Status : Acquitted. Judgement Place : Croatia. Particulars : Accused of ordering the arrest and execution of 21 civilians from the Duga Resa in the end of World War II; acquitted on first instance verdict before appeal. Related Content Trial Watch database. Alieu Kosiah Trial Watch database. Ousman Sonko Former Yugoslavia. He worked as a delivery driver f Jagath Dias Sri Lanka. Jagath Jayasuriya Facts Jagath Jayasuriya was commander of the Vanni Security Force Headquarters between and , one of the bloodi Paul Mwilambwe Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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