Croatian soldiers face retrial for 1992 war crimes

[JURIST] Croatia has reopened the trial of eight former military policemen accused of torturing and killing Serb prisoners of war at the Lora military prison in 1992. In 2002, the former policemen were acquitted by a county court in Split, but allegations of bias, mishandling of evidence, and harassment of witnesses caused the Croatian Supreme Court [official website] to overturn the conviction and order a new trial [JURIST report]. The re-trial will be monitored and is being seen as a test for the country's judiciary as they seek membership in the European Union [JURIST report]. Reuters has more.



 

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