An unnamed 49-year-old, who is not available to the authorities, has been charged with killing five elderly Croats in the Dalmatian hinterland while fighting for the rebel Croatian Serb military in 1993.
Croatian police. Photo: EPA-EFE/ALEX HALADA.
Croatian police on Friday said they have charged an unnamed 49-year-old Croatian citizen, a former fighter in the rebel Serb-run Army of the Republic of Serbian Krajina, RSK, with committing war crimes in today’s Split-Dalmatia County in February 1993.
It said the crime took place during the armed conflict between the Yugoslav People’s Army, JNA, and Croatian Serb paramilitaries on the one side and the Croatian army on the other, in the Dalmatian hinterland.
Police said the criminal investigation had established that the suspect, “together with several other unknown persons, came to the village of Citluk and its hamlet of Vucici… and killed, stabbing with a knife, five Croatian civilians – three men and two women”.
The victims were all elderly citizens, born between 1911 and 1914.
“A criminal charge was filed with the County State’s Attorney’s Office in Split against the suspect, who is not available to the judicial authorities of the Republic of Croatia,” the statement added.