That independent State of Croatia murdered tens of thousands of Orthodox Christians, Jews, Gypsies and Communists. It had a policy towards the Serbs of "convert a third, expel a third and kill a third".
Tudjman expelled 200,000 Serbs from their historic homes in Krajina. He has welcomed back fascists from exile including the last commander of the Jasenovac concentration camp. Now he wants to desecrate Tito's anti-fascist memorial at Jasenovac by commemorating dead Ustashe there alongside their victims.
Yet you advocate allowing Tudjman's regime to join the Council of Europe. There should be no question of letting such a regime into any institutions of democratic Europe.
Mike Gapes MP
House of Commons
London SW1Reuse content