US embassy cable - 92ZAGREB2816

CGYOOL -- ZAGREB UPDATE DEC 24, 1992

Identifier: 92ZAGREB2816
Wikileaks: View 92ZAGREB2816 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Zagreb
Created: 1992-12-24 12:13:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: ELAB ETRD PHUM PREL HR ETRD PHUM PREL HR War Crimes
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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 02816 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
GENEVA PASS USDEL ICFY - JACKOVICH; USVIENNA FOR USDEL CSCE 
 
E.O. 12356: N/A 
TAGS: ELAB, ETRD, PHUM, PREL, HR, ETRD, PHUM, PREL, HR, War Crimes 
SUBJECT:  CGYOOL -- ZAGREB UPDATE DEC 24, 1992 
 
 
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SUMMARY 
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1.  KRIVOKUCA MURDER UNDER INTENSE INVESTIGATION. 
UNPROFOR FALLS SHORT IN REQUEST FOR CHRISTMAS 
VISITS TO SECTOR SOUTH.  SPLIT SUMMONS 29 EX-JNA 
TO ANSWER FOR WAR CRIMES.  NEW TRADE LAW PAVES WAY 
FOR CONCESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.  END SUMMARY. 
 
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MURDER OF LABOR ACTIVIST GETS TOP PRIORITY 
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2.  THE INVESTIGATION OF THE DECEMBER 17 MURDER OF 
FORMER LABOR UNION LEADER AND POLITICAL ACTIVIST 
MILAN KRIVOKUCA IS SAID TO BE RECEIVING PRIORITY 
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ATTENTION FROM ZAGREB POLICE OFFICIALS.  NO 
DETAILS OF THE OFFICIAL INQUIRY HAVE BEEN MADE 
PUBLIC.  COLLEAGUES FROM THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC 
UNION, A NEW POLITICAL PARTY WITH WHICH KRIVOKUCA 
WAS ASSOCIATED, HAVE ASKED FOR A THOROUGH 
INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE IF POLITICAL MOTIVES 
WERE INVOLVED.  THE SPLIT WEEKLY "NEDJELJNA 
DALMACIJA" RAISED THE QUESTION ON DECEMBER 24 OF 
WHETHER KRAJINA SERBS MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE 
CULPRITS.  KRIVOKUCA, A CROATIAN OF SERBIAN 
NATIONALITY, REPORTEDLY HAD SOUGHT UNPROFOR 
COOPERATION TO HELP RESTART POLITICAL CONTACTS 
WITH SERBIAN MODERATES IN THE SERBIAN-CONTROLLED 
PARTS OF THE UNPAS. 
 
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UNPROFOR FAILS WITH CHRISTMAS VISITS PLAN 
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3.  THE ZADAR CITY ASSEMBLY HAS COMPLAINED THAT 
UNPROFOR FAILED TO ARRANGE THE VISIT OF CROATIAN 
DISPLACED PERSONS TO THEIR VILLAGES AND CHURCHES 
IN UN-CONTROLEED SECTOR SOUTH.  UNPROFOR 
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REPORTEDLY ARRANGED VISITS TO ONLY THREE LOCATIONS 
IN ALL OF SECTOR SOUTH.  UNPROFOR ALSO 
ACKNOWLEDGED THAT, OF THE SEVERAL HUNDRED CATHOLIC 
CHURCHES WHICH USED TO EXIST IN SECTOR SOUTH, ONLY 
THREE REMAIN, ONE EACH IN OBROVAC, BENKOVAC, AND 
NOVIGRAD. 
 
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SPLIT COURT INDICTS 29 FOR WAR CRIMES 
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4.  THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR IN SPLIT CHARGED 29 
MEMBERS OF THE FORMER YUGOSLAV NATIONAL ARMY (JNA) 
WITH CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AND THE CIVILIAN 
POPULATION FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE ATTACK 
 
 
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ACTION SIL-00 
 
INFO  LOG-00   AID-01   CA-02    CEA-01   CIAE-00  COME-00  CTME-00 
      C-01     OASY-00  DODE-00  ITCE-00  CISA-02  DS-00    EB-01 
      EXME-00  EUR-01   E-01     FRB-01   HA-09    H-01     INRE-00 
      INR-01   IO-19    ITC-01   JUSE-00  LAB-04   L-03     ADS-00 
      MFLO-03  NSAE-00  OCS-06   OIC-02   OMB-01   OPIC-08  PA-02 
      PC-05    PM-02    PRS-01   P-01     SCT-03   SDEL-00  SNP-00 
      SP-00    SR-00    SSO-00   SS-00    STR-17   TRSE-00  T-01 
      USIE-00  ASDS-01  RPE-00     /102W 
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FM AMEMBASSY ZAGREB 
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 3178 
INFO 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 1271 
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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 02816 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
GENEVA PASS USDEL ICFY - JACKOVICH; USVIENNA FOR USDEL CSCE 
 
E.O. 12356: N/A 
TAGS:  ELAB, ETRD, PHUM, PREL, HR, UN 
SUBJECT:  CGYOOL -- ZAGREB UPDATE DEC 24, 1992 
 
ON SPLIT (SEPTEMBER 14, 1991 -- JANUARY 23, 
1992).  THE ACCUSED ARE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN 
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ARTILLERY BOMBARDMENT AND 
OTHER OFFENSIVE ACTION WHICH LEFT FIVE DEAD, 27 
INJURED, AND PROPERTY DAMAGE OF SOME 19.3 MILLION 
DOLLARS.  ONLY ONE OF THOSE INDICTED, FORMER JNA 
REGIONAL COMMANDER GENERAL NIKOLA MLADENIC, IS IN 
CROATIAN CUSTODY. 
 
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PARLIAMENT PASSES ECON CONCESSIONS LAW 
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5.  THE CROATIAN SABOR PASSED A LAW ON DECEMBER 23 
REGULATING CONCESSIONS FOR NATURAL RESOURCE 
DEVELOPMENT AND OTHER SPECIALIZED PROJECTS.  AMONG 
ITS PROVISIONS IS THE RIGHT FOR BOTH CROATIAN AND 
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FOREIGN COMPANIES TO HOLD A CONCESSION FOR UP TO 
99 YEARS.  THE LAW ALSO GIVES PARLIAMENT THE RIGHT 
TO CLEAR ON GOVERNMENT GRANTED CONCESSIONS AND 
GIVES LOCAL GOVERNMENTS A ROLE IN DETERMINING THE 
PRICE TO BE PAID FOR A CONCESSION IN THEIR 
RESPECTIVE AREAS. 
 
NEITZKE 
 
 
 
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