Wednesday, March 05, 2003

Gotovina Update

Croatian Supreme didn't confirm nor deny Nacional article about its refusal to authorise telephone tapping and other surveillance measure directed at the members of General Gotovina's family.

This is hardly surprising for all those familiar with the state of Croatian judiciary. Most of Croatian judges were appointed by Tudjman's government, following the massive purge of Communist-era cadre in early 1990s. Supreme Court was not the exception and it is dominated by rigid nationalists who don't hesitate to make rulings solely based on their political sympathies.

Račan's (Racan's) government, on the other hand, won't be disappointed by this decision. It delivers the perfect excuse not to do anything in Gotovina affair, while maintaining its co-operative stance towards Hague tribunal.


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