Croatia to claim refund from war criminal for reparations paid by the State

The Croatian prosecutor has announced that it will claim 491,000 kuna (about 65,000 euro) from former general Norac because the state had to pay that amount in compensation to three relatives of those killed in the military operation that led to Norac’s conviction in 2008.

But Norac’s lawyer Vlatko Nuic said that that his client wasn’t obliged to reimburse the money because “the state, not the soldier, is responsible for the damage caused by its soldier”, and vowed to prove it in court.

If the state succeeds in its unprecedented attempt to get a refund from Norac for the compensation it had to pay, it could begin a process which might see the refunding of compensation paid out in many other similar cases concerning convicted war criminals in Croatia.

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