Postwar Killings in Northeastern Slovenia Were Genocide, Says Chief State Prosecutor

Maribor, 27 March - It has been established that over 370 victims of summary killings unearthed in Zgornja Bistrica, a town in the northeast of Slovenia, since last August died between 14 and 16 January 1946, which narrows the possible nature of these war crimes to atrocities against POWs or genocide, Slovenia's State Prosecutor General Zdenka Cerar told a press conference on Wednesday. All the information gathered so far shows that the victims buried in an old factory shelter were not soldiers, but civilians, added Cerar, explained that because of this the killings can be considered a genocide.

The rest of this news item is available to subscribers.
The news item consists of 1.439 characters (without spaces) or 270 words words.

Buy the news item. Price: 2 tokens; on account: 0 tokens.

© STA, 2002