Croatia closes radio station
Thursday 21 November 1996
The crackdown on the station, the only significant mouthpiece of Croatia's liberal and left-wing opposition, will confirm fears that Croatia's fragile democracy is succumbing fast to the authoritarian tendencies of President Franjo Tudjman's nationalist HDZ party. The closure of Radio 101 will anger the Council of Europe, which recently endorsed Croatia's application only after Zagreb promised greater respect for human rights and the freedom of the media.
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