Israel Pleased by Conviction of Croatian War Criminal

(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
6 October 1999

Israel is pleased by the decision of the Croatian court to convict war criminal Sakic Dinko and for imposing the maximum penalty provided by Croatian law. The man responsible for the deaths of thousands of people including thousands of Jews at the Jasenovac concentration camp has been brought to justice.

With the conclusion of this trial, Israel hopes that legal steps will be taken against additional Nazi war criminals.