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Further information on EXTRA 74/91 (EUR 48/22/91, 5 November) - Yugoslavia: arrest and ill-treatment: Father Josip Bogovic, Nikola Nikolic, Drazen Rendulic (still detained); Marko Knezevic, Mile Knezevic, Mile Lukac, Jure Magdic

, Index number: EUR 48/032/1991

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: EUR 48/32/91
Distr: UA/SC
16 December 1991
Further information on EXTRA 74/91 (EUR 48/22/91, 5 November 1991) - arrest
and ill-treatment
Yugoslavia: Father Josip Bogovi_, parish priest of Dre_nik and Vaganac,
Nikola Nikoli_, hearse driver, Dra_en Renduli_
Marko Kne_evi_) all
Mile Kne_evic ) from
Nikola Nikoli_) Vaganac
Mile Luka_ ) hearse drivers
Jure Magdi_ ) from Slunj
Dra_en Renduli_ from Rakovice.
Amnesty International has learned that Mile Kne_evi_ and Marko Kne_evi_ were
released in late November and that Mile Luka_ and Jure Magdi_ were released
at the beginning of December.
Father Josip Bogovi_, Nikola Nikoli_ and Dra_en Renduli_ remain detained
and there has been no further news of them.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: telegrams/faxes/airmail letters:
- expressing concern about reports that on 15 October 1991 a group of ten
people, among them Father Josip Bogovi_, Nikola Nikoli_ and Dra_en Renduli_,
were beaten and otherwise ill-treated in a police station in Titova Korenica
by armed members of the SAO Krajina in Titova Korenica;
- stating that it is reported that a Yugoslav National Army (JNA) military
escort from Slunj garrison handed over the group to the armed members of the
SAO Krajina (Serbian paramilitaries), despite having previously guaranteed
them safe passage to the village of Vaganac for the purpose of burying the
dead;
- Stating that you welcome the release of seven of the ten detained and that
you again urge the immediate and unconditional release of Father Josip Bogovi_,
Nikola Nikoli_ and Dra_en Renduli_, who reportedly remain detained.
page 2 of FU 74/91
APPEALS TO:
1) (JNA General Andrija Raseta of 5th Military District)
General Andrija Rašeta
Komanda V Vojne Oblasti
Zagreb
Croatia
Telegrams: same address
[Salutation: Dear General]
2) (Federal Secretary for National Defence)
General Veljko Kadijevi_
Savezni sekretar za narodnu odbranu
Kneza Milosa 35
Belgrade
Yugoslavia
Telegrams: National Defence Secretary Kadijevic,
Belgrade, Yugoslavia
faxes: + 38 11 636 775
[Salutation: Dear General]
3) (President of Serbia)
Mr Slobodan Milosevic
Predsednik Republike Srbije
Marsala Tita 14
Belgrade
Yugoslavia
Telegrams: President of Serbia Slobodan Milosevic,
Belgrade, Yugoslavia
faxes: + 38 11 682 167
[Salutation: Dear President]
COPIES TO:
Dr Anton Tamarut
Archbishop of Rijeka-Senj
Vajnerova 2
51000 Rijeka
Croatia
and to diplomatic representatives of Yugoslavia in your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat,
or your section office, if sending appeals after 27 January 1992.

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