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Croatia Confronts Its Past as War Crimes Suspect Returns

June 19, 1998 Leave a comment

Article from: The Washington Post
Article date: June 19, 1998
Author: Guy Dinmore

Croatia was confronted with its fascist past today with the extradition from Argentina of Dinko Sakic, commander of the World War II Jasenovac concentration camp that became known as the “Auschwitz of the Balkans.” After arriving in Zagreb, the Croatian capital, Sakic, 76, was escorted off a plane to a waiting police van that drove him straight to jail.

Sakic had lived openly in Argentina for many years but Croatia’s nationalist government only requested his extradition on war-crimes charges in April after pressure from the country’s independent media following a television interview in which he spoke openly about his time as commander of Jasenovac. He has protested his innocence. Read more…