Croatia: Communist System Murdered Innocent People Not Josip Boljkovac, Court Says


So much unnecessary killing. In a certain sense, we are all responsible. We must be willing to fight governments who disrespect the lives of their citizens. Hugs, Barbara

Croatia, the War, and the Future

Josip Boljkovac Photo: Ronald Gorsic/Cropix Josip Boljkovac
Photo: Ronald Gorsic/Cropix

The 94 year old, Josip Boljkovac, was acquitted by the Zagreb County Court on Thursday 22 May of war crimes against civilians in the aftermath of WWII.

The 94-year old Boljkovac was accused that in the early May of 1945, as head of the Karlovac branch of the then Department of National Security (OZNA), which was the Tito-led Partisans’ security service, he had ordered the arrest and execution of 21 civilians from Duga Resa.

Judge Tomislav Jurisa handed down the Judgment, acquitting Boljkovac of the war crime while, in the same breath saying that “there is no doubt that the crime was committed but that there was no written order for the execution of the crime … not a single document leads to Boljkovac … it was simply a matter of crime committed by the system …which crimes have compromised the historically-affirmative antifascist battle…

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4 thoughts on “Croatia: Communist System Murdered Innocent People Not Josip Boljkovac, Court Says

  1. Hi Barbara,

    As I read this post, I am filled with hope that increasingly the Legal systems all over are taking a broad-based and pragmatic view of situations rather than falling into the quagmire of ascribing blames to individuals.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Shakti

  2. inavukic says:

    Hugs for the reblog, Barbara

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