US embassy cable - 92ZAGREB2621

CGYOOL -- ZAGREB UPDATE DEC 8, 1992

Identifier: 92ZAGREB2621
Wikileaks: View 92ZAGREB2621 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Zagreb
Created: 1992-12-08 16:24:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: PGOV PREL PHUM MOPS PREF HR PREL PHUM MOPS PREF HR BK War Crimes
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081624Z Dec 92

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USMISSION GENEVA
USMISSION USVIENNA
 COMSIXTHFLT//N2//
CINCUSNAVEUR LONDON UK//N2/N22//
USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GM//ECJ3/ECJ5//
UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 ZAGREB 02621 
 
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GENEVA PASS USDEL ICFY - JACKOVICH 
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USVIENNA FOR USDEL CSCE 
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E.O. 12356: N/A 
TAGS: PGOV, PREL, PHUM, MOPS, PREF, HR, PREL, PHUM, MOPS, PREF, HR, BK, War Crimes 
SUBJECT:  CGYOOL -- ZAGREB UPDATE DEC 8, 1992 
 
 
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SUMMARY 
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1.  CROATIAN HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP CALLS FOR MORE 
ACTION.  TAX EVADERS TO BE THE TARGET OF ZAGREB'S 
NEW FINANCIAL POLICE.  SERBIAN LEADER IN CROATIA 
CALLS FOR TOUGHER UN MANDATE.  OSIJEK CITY COUNCIL 
CHAIRMAN RETALIATES AGAINST CRITICAL NEWS STORY. 
B-H PRESIDENT IZETBEGOVIC CONTINUES TALKS WITH 
CROATIAN LEADERS IN MOSTAR.  END SUMMARY. 
 
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CROATIAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE CALLS FOR MORE ACTION 
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2.  THE CROATIAN COMMITTEE FOR THE PROMOTION OF 
HUMAN RIGHTS ANNOUNCED ON DECEMBER 10 -- THE 
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HUMAN RIGHTS -- THAT IT WANTS 
TO DEVELOP NON-POLITICAL CRITERIA FOR HUMAN RIGHTS 
AND TO ORGANIZE AN ACTIVE LOCAL HUMAN RIGHTS 
MOVEMENT.  THE COMMITTEE PLANS TO MAINTAIN A 
POLITICALLY INDEPENDENT STANCE AND TO DIRECT 
INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION TO THE SITUATION OF CROATS 
LIVING IN SERBIAN-OCCUPIED PARTS OF CROATIA. 
 
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ZAGREB PLANS "FINANCIAL POLICE" FOR 1993 
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3.  THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE HAS ANNOUNCED THAT 
CROATIA WILL ESTABLISH ITS OWN SYSTEM OF 
"FINANCIAL POLICE" STARTING IN 1993.  THESE 
OFFICIALS WILL BE A PART OF THE FINANCE MINISTRY 
AND WILL CONCENTRATE ON TAX EVASION PROBLEMS.  THE 
INSPECTORS WILL BE AUTHORIZED TO TAKE ACTION "ON 
THE SPOT" AND CAN ASSESS PENALTIES OR CLOSE DOWN A 
BUSINESS.  SUCH PENALTIES OR CLOSURES CAN BE 
APPEALED TO THE FINANCE MINISTRY OR TO THE 
CONSTITUTIONAL COURT. 
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DJUKIC CALLS FOR NEW MANDATE AND SERB VOTING 
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4. SERBIAN NATIONAL PARTY PRESIDENT MILAN DJUKIC 
HAS ASKED THE UN TO EXPAND UNPROFOR'S MANDATE SO 
THAT THE PEACEKEEPERS CAN DISARM MILITARY 
FORMATIONS IN THE SO-CALLED "SERBIAN REPUBLIC OF 
KRAJINA."  DUKIC ALSO CALLED ON EVERYONE IN THE 
OCCUPIED TERRITORIES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 
 
 
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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-01  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     USIE-00 
      ASDS-01  RPE-00     /100W 
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P 081624Z DEC 92 
FM AMEMBASSY ZAGREB 
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2985 
INFO AMEMBASSY BELGRADE 
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 
USEC BRUSSELS 
WHITE HOUSE WASHDC 1192 
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USMISSION GENEVA 
USMISSION USVIENNA 
 COMSIXTHFLT//N2// 
CINCUSNAVEUR LONDON UK//N2/N22// 
USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GM//ECJ3/ECJ5// 
 
UNCLAS SECTION 02 OF 02 ZAGREB 02621 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
GENEVA PASS USDEL ICFY - JACKOVICH 
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USVIENNA FOR USDEL CSCE 
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E.O. 12356: N/A 
TAGS:  PGOV, PREL, PHUM, MOPS, PREF, HR, BK 
SUBJECT:  CGYOOL -- ZAGREB UPDATE DEC 8, 1992 
 
UPCOMING ELECTIONS FOR THE SECOND HOUSE OF THE 
PARLIAMENT.  DUKIC SAID SUCH STEPS, AND THE FAIR 
APPLICATION OF CROATIA'S LAWS AND CONSTITUTION TO 
THE SERBIAN MINORITY, WOULD HELP PREVENT THE 
OUTBREAK OF ANOTHER WAR IN THESE REGIONS. 
 
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GLAVAS BANS SLOBODNA DALMACIJA JOURNALIST 
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5.  SHOWING HIS PIQUE OVER A CRITICAL "SLOBODNA 
DALMACIJA" ARTICLE, OSIJEK CITY COUNCIL CHAIRMAN 
BRANIMIR GLAVAS REVOKED THE ACCREDITATION OF ITS 
CORRESPONDENT BEFORE A MEETING OF SPLIT AND OSIJEK 
GOVERNMENT LEADERS ON DECEMBER 7.  THE "OFFENDING" 
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JOURNALIST, DRAGO HEDL, HAD WRITTEN DECEMBER 5 
THAT "IT WOULD SUIT GLAVAS BETTER TO HAVE 20 OF 
HIS PHOTOS PUBLISHED IN THE PRESS THAN TO HAVE 
ANYTHING WRITTEN ABOUT UNSOLVED CASES OF MURDER, 
MAFIA, AND CRIMES IN OSIJEK." 
 
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IZETBEGOVIC IN MOSTAR CONSULTS CROATIAN LEADERS 
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6.  PRESIDENT OF B-H ALIJA IZETBEGOVIC CONTINUED 
HIS EFFORTS TO WOO CROATIAN LEADERS, MEETING WITH 
OTHER OFFICIALS FROM THE HERCEG-BOSNA CROATIAN 
UNION IN MOSTAR.  TWO DAYS EARLIER, IZETBEGOVIC 
HAD BEEN IN SPLIT WHERE HE MET WITH PRESIDENT OF 
THE CROATIAN UNION HERCEG-BOSNA MATE BOBAN. 
NEITHER PARTY WAS WILLING TO SAY MUCH, ALTHOUGH 
BOBAN CHARACTERIZED THE TALKS AS THOSE "BETWEEN 
TWO FRIENDS," HELD IN A BETTER ATMOSPHERE THAN 
EVER BEFORE. 
 
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