US embassy cable - 92ZAGREB2505

CGYOOL -- ZAGREB UPDATE: NOV 25, 1992

Identifier: 92ZAGREB2505
Wikileaks: View 92ZAGREB2505 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Zagreb
Created: 1992-11-25 15:49:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: PGOV PREL PHUM MOPS PREF HR PREL PHUM MOPS PREF HR PREL PHUM MOPS PREF HR BK War Crimes
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251549Z Nov 92

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USEC BRUSSELS
WHITE HOUSE WASHDC 1092
USMISSION GENEVA
USMISSION USVIENNA
 COMSIXTHFLT//N2//
CINCUSNAVEUR LONDON UK//N2/N22//
USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GM//ECJ3/ECJ5//
CTF SIXZERO//N2//
CTF SIXONE//N2//
CTF SIXTWO//N2//
CTF SIXSEVEN//JJOCC//
FOSIF ROTA SP
UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 ZAGREB 02505 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
GENEVA PASS USDEL ICFY - JACKOVICH; USVIENNA FOR USDEL CSCE 
 
E.O. 12356: N/A 
TAGS: PGOV, PREL, PHUM, MOPS, PREF, HR, PREL, PHUM, MOPS, PREF, HR, PREL, PHUM, MOPS, PREF, HR, BK, War Crimes 
SUBJECT:  CGYOOL -- ZAGREB UPDATE: NOV 25, 1992 
 
 
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SUMMARY 
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1.  EC MONITORS "CLEAR" CROATIA OF ALLEGATIONS OF 
NO-FLY BAN VIOLATIONS.  SOME PROGRESS ON RESIDENCY 
PERMITS ISSUED.  MUP REPORTS AN INCREASE IN 
CRIME.  OPPOSITION ROUNDTABLE QUESTIONS GOVERNMENT 
REDISTRICTING PLAN.  SERB GUNNERS CONTINUE 
SHELLING CROATIAN TOWNS.  14 SERBS INDICTED IN 
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DUBROVNIK FOR ANTI-STATE ACTIVITY.  END SUMMARY. 
 
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ECMM - NO MILITARY FLIGHTS FROM CROATIA 
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2.  AT A NOVEMBER 24 PRESS CONFERENCE EC MONITOR 
MISSION SPOKESMAN CHRIS POOLE SAID THAT NO 
MILITARY PLANES HAD TAKEN OFF FROM THE FOUR 
AIRPORTS UNDER OBSERVATION IN CROATIA.  HE 
CLARIFIED REMARKS REPORTEDLY MADE BY CEDRIC 
THORNBERRY IN BELGRADE THAT MILITARY PLANES "FROM 
CROATIA" WERE ALSO FLYING INTO B-H.  POOLE SAID 
THORNBERRY HAD IN FACT BEEN REFERRING TO MILITARY 
AIRCRAFT TAKEOFFS FROM THE SERBIAN-CONTROLLED 
AIRPORT IN UDBINA (SECTOR SOUTH) OF CROATIA. 
 
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86,709 RESIDENCY PERMITS GRANTED 
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3.  MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR IVAN JARNJAK TOLD A 
PRESS CONFERENCE THAT THE MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR 
SO FAR THIS YEAR HAD RECEIVED 122,825 CITIZENSHIP 
REQUESTS.  86,709 WERE GRANTED AND 6,810 
REJECTED.  A STAFF OF 2,000 EMPLOYEES PROCESSES 
2,000-2,500 REQUESTS DAILY.  JARNJAK ACKNOWLEDGED 
THAT THERE HAD BEEN CASES IN SEVERAL TOWNS WHERE 
RESIDENCE PERMITS HAD NOT BEEN PROPERLY PROCESSED. 
 
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MUP TELLS PARLIAMENT THAT CRIME IS UP IN CROATIA 
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4.  THE MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR (MUP) HAS 
REPORTED TO PARLIAMENT THAT CRIME HAS INCREASED 
 
 
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ACTION EUR-01 
 
INFO  LOG-00   AID-01   CA-02    CIAE-00  PFIP-01  C-01     DODE-00 
      CISA-02  DS-00    EB-01    HA-09    H-01     INRE-00  INR-01 
      IO-19    LAB-04   L-03     ADS-00   MFLO-03  M-01     NSAE-00 
      OCS-06   OIC-02   OMB-01   PA-02    PC-05    PM-02    PRS-01 
      P-01     RP-10    SCT-03   SDEL-00  SIL-00   SNP-00   SP-00 
      SR-00    SSO-00   SS-00    STR-17   TRSE-00  T-01     ASDS-01 
      RPE-00     /102W 
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O 251549Z NOV 92 
FM AMEMBASSY ZAGREB 
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 2818 
INFO AMEMBASSY BELGRADE 
USIA WASHDC 2470 
USDOC WASHDC 
AMEMBASSY ANKARA 
AMEMBASSY ATHENS 
AMEMBASSY BONN 
AMEMBASSY BRUSSELS 
AMEMBASSY BUDAPEST 
AMEMBASSY LONDON 
AMEMBASSY MADRID 
AMEMBASSY MOSCOW 
AMEMBASSY PARIS 
AMEMBASSY ROME 
AMEMBASSY VIENNA 
USMISSION USNATO 
USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 
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USEC BRUSSELS 
WHITE HOUSE WASHDC 1093 
USMISSION GENEVA 
USMISSION USVIENNA 
 COMSIXTHFLT//N2// 
CINCUSNAVEUR LONDON UK//N2/N22// 
USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GM//ECJ3/ECJ5// 
CTF SIXZERO//N2// 
CTF SIXONE//N2// 
CTF SIXTWO//N2// 
CTF SIXSEVEN//JJOCC// 
FOSIF ROTA SP 
 
UNCLAS SECTION 02 OF 03 ZAGREB 02505 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
GENEVA PASS USDEL ICFY - JACKOVICH; USVIENNA FOR USDEL CSCE 
 
E.O. 12356: N/A 
TAGS:  PGOV, PREL, PHUM, MOPS, PREF, HR, BK 
SUBJECT:  CGYOOL -- ZAGREB UPDATE: NOV 25, 1992 
 
DURING THE FIRST NINE MONTHS OF 1992.  THE MUP HAS 
ALREADY REGISTERED 19,449 CRIMINAL ACTS, WHICH IS 
MORE THAN REPORTED IN ALL OF 1991.  THE POLICE 
DETAINED 42,095 SUSPECTS, INCLUDING MANY 
RECIDIVISTS AND MINORS.  THERE HAVE BEEN 2,753 
BOMBINGS AND 837 ARSON FIRES, A 70.3 PERCENT 
INCREASE OVER 1991.  THESE CRIMINAL ACTS DAMAGED 
OR DESTROYED 2,917 HOUSES, 457 CARS, 240 SHOPS AND 
RESTAURANTS, 182 FARMS, AND 78 MONUMENTS. 
 
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HNS ROUNDTABLE CRITICIZES ZUPANIJA PLANS 
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5.  THE GOVERNMENT'S PLANS FOR THE NEW "ZUPANIJA" 
AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION WERE 
CRITICIZED AT A NOVEMBER 24 MULTI-PARTY ROUNDTABLE 
SPONSORED BY THE CROATIAN NATIONAL PARTY (HNS). 
HNS LEADER SAVKA DABCEVIC-KUCAR SAID THE LAW WAS 
HURRIED.  SHE CRITICIZED THE RE-DISTRICTING PLANS 
AS BEING AN EFFORT TOWARD "STATE CENTRALISM." 
ADDING MORE BUREAUCRATIC LAYERS WILL ALSO MEAN 
MORE EXPENSE, SHE ARGUED.  FORMER COMMUNIST PARTY 
SDPH (SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF CROATIA) LEADER 
ZDRAVKO TOMAC SAID CROATIA IS OUT OF STEP WITH 
INTERNATIONAL TRENDS TOWARD MAKING FEWER SMALL 
ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS.  HSS (CROATIAN 
PEASANTS'PATRY) LEADER DRAGO STIPAC CALLED THE 
PROPOSED ZUPANIJA LAW "TOTAL IMPROVISATION IN AN 
AWKWARD MOMENT." 
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SERBS SHELL ZUPANJA, KARLOVAC, AND ZADAR REGION 
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6.  ON NOVEMBER 24, SERBIAN ARTILLERY DEPLOYED IN 
NORTHEASTERN BOSNIA FIRED TEN SHELLS AT THE 
VILLAGE OF BABINA GREDA IN THE ZUPANJA REGION, 
DAMAGING MANY HOUSES.  NO CASUALTIES WERE REPORTED. 
 
7.  IN SECTOR NORTH, SERBIAN ARTILLERY STATIONED 
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IN TRZIC OPENED FIRE ON THE CROATIAN VILLAGE OF 
OZANICI AND FROM THEIR BASE IN KOZINAC ATTACKED 
THE VILLAGE OF SKOLAC.  ONE HOUSE WAS BURNED DOWN 
IN SAJEVAC. 
 
 
 
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ACTION EUR-01 
 
INFO  LOG-00   AID-01   CA-02    CIAE-00  PFIP-01  C-01     DODE-00 
      CISA-02  DS-00    EB-01    HA-09    H-01     INRE-00  INR-01 
      IO-19    LAB-04   L-03     ADS-00   MFLO-03  M-01     NSAE-00 
      OCS-06   OIC-02   OMB-01   PA-02    PC-05    PM-02    PRS-01 
      P-01     RP-10    SCT-03   SDEL-00  SIL-00   SNP-00   SP-00 
      SR-00    SSO-00   SS-00    STR-17   TRSE-00  T-01     ASDS-01 
      RPE-00     /102W 
                  ------------------7EC55C  251547Z /38 
O 251549Z NOV 92 
FM AMEMBASSY ZAGREB 
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 2819 
INFO AMEMBASSY BELGRADE 
USIA WASHDC 2471 
USDOC WASHDC 
AMEMBASSY ANKARA 
AMEMBASSY ATHENS 
AMEMBASSY BONN 
AMEMBASSY BRUSSELS 
AMEMBASSY BUDAPEST 
AMEMBASSY LONDON 
AMEMBASSY MADRID 
AMEMBASSY MOSCOW 
AMEMBASSY PARIS 
AMEMBASSY ROME 
AMEMBASSY VIENNA 
USMISSION USNATO 
USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 
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USEC BRUSSELS 
WHITE HOUSE WASHDC 1094 
USMISSION GENEVA 
USMISSION USVIENNA 
 COMSIXTHFLT//N2// 
CINCUSNAVEUR LONDON UK//N2/N22// 
USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GM//ECJ3/ECJ5// 
CTF SIXZERO//N2// 
CTF SIXONE//N2// 
CTF SIXTWO//N2// 
CTF SIXSEVEN//JJOCC// 
FOSIF ROTA SP 
 
UNCLAS SECTION 03 OF 03 ZAGREB 02505 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
GENEVA PASS USDEL ICFY - JACKOVICH; USVIENNA FOR USDEL CSCE 
 
E.O. 12356: N/A 
TAGS:  PGOV, PREL, PHUM, MOPS, PREF, HR, BK 
SUBJECT:  CGYOOL -- ZAGREB UPDATE: NOV 25, 1992 
 
8.  FROM THEIR BASE IN MUSAPSTAN AND CRNO IN THE 
ZADAR REGION (PINK ZONE OF SECTOR SOUTH), SERBS 
OPENED FIRE AT THE CROATIAN DEFENSE LINE OF ZADAR 
CITY.  ONE CIVILIAN WAS INJURED.  SERBIAN UNITS 
OPENED FIRE FROM OCCUPIED PODGRADINE AT 
POSEDARJE.  THREE CROATIAN HOUSES WERE ALSO SET ON 
FIRE IN CRNO. 
 
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14 SDS SERBS INDICTED IN DUBROVNIK FOR WAR CRIMES 
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9.  THE MILITARY DISTRICT COURT IN SPLIT OPENED 
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST 14 MEMBERS OF THE 
SERBIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN DUBROVNIK.  THEY ARE 
ACCUSED OF PARTICIPATING IN THE WAR AND HELPING 
THE YUGOSLAV ARMY AND SERBIAN EXTREMISTS.  FIVE OF 
THE ACCUSED ARE IN CUSTODY IN DUBROVNIK.  THE REST 
REMAIN AT LARGE. 
 
NEITZKE 
 
 
 
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