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BosNet News: Press TWRA (96-08-07)

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From: "Demetrios E. Paneras" <dep@bu.edu>


CONTENTS

  • [01] MOSTAR: CROATS SNATCH BOSNIAN SOLDIER - SOLDIER'S FRIENDS SEIZE CROATS - KIDNAP VICTIMS EXCHANGED
  • [02] KLAUS KINKEL ON MOSTAR AGREEMENT
  • [03] BILDT HOLD TALKS WITH ZUBAK AND PLAVSIC
  • [04] BOSNIANS DENIED ASYLUM IN GERMANY

  • [01] MOSTAR: CROATS SNATCH BOSNIAN SOLDIER - SOLDIER'S FRIENDS SEIZE CROATS - KIDNAP VICTIMS EXCHANGED

    Mostar, August 6, 1996 (Press TWRA)

    A former member of the Bosnian Army (holder of the Golden lily medal) was arrested without reason yesterday in Croatian controlled West Mostar. Immediate counter-measures took place in Eastern Mostar, under the control of Bosniaks. Friends of the arrested soldier took several Croatians passing through that part of the town prisoner . Soon afterwards, the prisoners were exchanged.

    The Croatian police claim that they were not aware of the arrest of the BH Army soldier. Such incidents have been a frequent accurence recently in Mostar. The Croatian media claim that these incidents are mostly incited by Bosniaks.

    Meanwhile ,in the expectation of the signing of an agreement over the fate of Mostar an angry crowd of Croats gathered in Eastern Mostar.

    [02] KLAUS KINKEL ON MOSTAR AGREEMENT

    Bonn, August 7,1996 (Press TWRA)

    German Foreign Minister Klaus Kinkel expressed his satisfaction yesterday with the signing of the Mostar agreement. He stated that had the efforts of the European Union in Mostar failed the results would have been serious because the Croatian side would not have fulfilled the Dayton Accord. Kinkel said that the influence Croatian President with the Bosnian Croats was crucial. Yesterday's agreement was the result of Tudjman's initiative and of the recent Gore-Tudjman talks in Washington.

    Commenting of this statement The German paper "Die Presse" says: "Tudjman knows that the Americans will not allow this resistance in Mostar. The whole plan for Bosnia, including the election in the mid September, is based on the Mostar's model, and we can forget the plan if the results of elections will be treated as Croats did in Mostar". The German media also report that 55 000 Bosniak and 45 000 Croats live in Mostar, and that the irregularities in the elections are due to which led the Mostar's HDZ to file a complaint were just an alibi to stop the integration of the city and to maintain the Mafia's authority in the western part of the city.

    [03] BILDT HOLD TALKS WITH ZUBAK AND PLAVSIC

    Sarajevo, Banja Luka, August 7,1996 (Press TWRA)

    The PIC High Representative Carl Bildt met yesterday in Sarajevo with the BH Federation President Kresimir Zubak. They talked about functioning of the BH administration after the September elections. Bildt warned about the dangers different interpretations of the article of the Dayton Accord's which define the authorities and mutual relations between the future joint administrative organs.

    Mr. Bildt also visited Banja Luka yesterday where he spoke with the BosnianSerb leader, Biljana Plavsic. Karadjzc's successor was warned about the importance of implementation of all parts of Dayton Accord, including the extradition of war criminals and according the Constitution of the Serbian entity in BH with theConstitution of the BH Federation

    [04] BOSNIANS DENIED ASYLUM IN GERMANY

    Berlin, August 7,1996 (Press TWRA)

    The German Federal Court ruled today that Bosnian refugees have no right of asylum because they can return to the territory of the Muslim-Croat Federation. The Federal Court rendered this decision in case of a Bosnian family from Bjeljina who were expelled in 1992, and who the court decided no longer meet the conditions for obtaining refugee status in Germany. More than 300 000 persons from the territory of the former Yugoslavia enjoy refugee status in Germany.
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