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Croatia: Protest Sent To War Crimes Tribunal

Prague, 22 May 1997 (RFE/RL) -- Croatian Justice Minister Miroslav Separovic has sent an open letter to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague. It charged that the court had violated Croatian sovereignty by conducting investigations in the country without the government's permission.

The letter was sent yesterday. There has been no immediate reaction. Meanwhile, also in Zagreb, Foreign Minister Mate Granic said today that Croatia needs $3 billion in foreign assistance to help resettle returning Serbian refugees.