Vranica case

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The Vranica massacre was the killing of 13 Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ARBiH) prisoners of war (POWs) on 10 May 1993 by the Croatian Defence Council (HVO), during the Bosnian War.[1]

Two reporters from Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT), Dijana Čuljak and Smiljko Šagolj, made a television report about captured men in which both of them claimed that men were actually arrested terrorists who victimized Croat civilians, while recording them on tape as they were standing lined up at gun point in front of the building of former "Vranica" state company.[2]

These two controversial journalists are still blamed by the families of victims in Vranica Case, for inciting massacre of Bosnian POWs' after broadcasting a false report.[3]

The bodies of Bosnian POWs' were later found in Goranci Mass Grave.[4]

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  1. ^ Dijana Čuljak-Šelebaj; Smiljko Šagolj (10 May 1993). "Vranica Case" (VIDEO). War report (in Croatian). YouTube. HRT Croatian Radiotelevision. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  2. ^ Vranica case and Dijana Culjak role
  3. ^ "Jutarnji List - Culjak prozvana zbog smrti vojnika Armije BiH". Archived from the original on 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2011-04-16.
  4. ^ ICTY (IT-04-74) Prlic et al. Case – Transcript: "The journalist was Dijana Culjak ... at the end of this footage they showed the people and their names and surnames who obviously knew where those young men were located. And among other things, I hope that this testimony of mine will contribute to us learning where the bones are at least ... The young men were shown as they were taking out the picture of Sefer Halilovic and the emblem which indicates the fact that they had been taken prisoner and that that was how it was staged, because there is very little likelihood that people would otherwise have stood before an execution squad, for example, in that way, or whatever you like to call the people standing in front of them."