BELGRADE – President of the Coalition of Refugee Associations Miodrag Linta stated on Wednesday that there is no political will in Croatia to create the conditions for Serbs to realise their rights and be equal citizens.


This is why the only option is for a strong and respectable Serbia to bring up the issue of human rights of banished Serbs, he said.

Linta said that 500,000 Serbs were banished from the territory of Croatia because the strategic goal of the regime headed by former Croatian president Franja Tudjman was embodied in the creation of an ethnically clean Croatia with as few Serbs as possible.

In a statement for the Belgrade-based Television Pink, Linta said that actions Flash, Medacki Dzep, Miljevacki plato and Maslenica were also organised in Croatia, in addition to military and police operation Storm.

A total of 300,000 of the 500,000 banished Serbs are living in Serbia, 100,000 of them live in third countries in Europe, Australia and New Zealand and 50,000 of them are living it the territory of Republika Srpska, he said.