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Croatian ambassador to Bosnia calls for ‘shedding light’ on 1993 massacre

December 22, 2021
Croatia's Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ivan Sabolic, on Wednesday called for "shedding light" on one of the gravest war crimes against Bosnian Croats, which happened near the town of Vitez in central Bosnia in 1993, warning that nobody had yet answered for the massacre of 64 people by the Bosniak forces, state agency Hina reported.
“Representatives of numerous Croat political delegations and Homeland War associations, including a delegation of Croatia, led by Sabolic as PM Andrej Plenkovic’s envoy, laid wreaths and lit candles at a memorial to the victims in Krizancevo Selo,” Hina said.
“As in the case of many other crimes against Croats, this crime has not been punished either,” Sabolic tod the press, adding that Croatia “insisted on justice and on preserving the truth about the atrocity.”
“We pay tribute to the Croatian defenders and residents of Krizancevo Selo who were killed cruelly in their homes. We remember the victims with dignity and build peace and fair relations between the peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina,” said Sabolic.
The attack on Krizancevo Selo happened on Christmas Eve 1993, only a day after a humanitarian convoy from Croatia had left the small Croat enclave in central Bosnia, having delivered food, medicines and other supplies to its exhausted residents. Sixty-four Croat civilians and soldiers were killed in the operation of the Bosnian Army.
“The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2019 upheld an indictment against eight former commanders and members of the Bosnian Army for killing at least 12 Croat civilians and prisoners of war in Krizancevo Selo, and they have been on trial,” Hina said, without clarifying.
Source:  https://ba.n1info.com/english/news/croatian-ambassador-to-bosnia-calls-for-shedding-light-on-1993-massacre/

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