Wiesenthal Center slams Croatia


The Simon Wiesenthal Center condemned Croatia for failing to prosecute a World War II official suspected of deporting thousands to concentration camps.


“Croatia’s failure to prosecute Ivo Rojnica, the Ustashe governor of Dubrovnik, currently residing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is one of the most disappointing results of the period under review,” Efraim Zuroff, Israel director of the Wiesenthal Center, said in a statement.


Croatia’s fascist Ustashe government was allied with Hitler during the war and was responsible for the deaths of thousands of Jews, Serbs and gypsies.

“Despite the explicit promise of attorney general [Mladen] Bajic that the Rojnica case would be decided in early 2007 at the latest, there still has been no decision in the case, which only brings Rojnica closer to eluding justice,” the Wiesenthal Center said in a statement.


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