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Asylum-seekers were denied access to asylum; the police pushed back and abused people entering irregularly. The legal framework on gender-based violence was improved, but cases continued to attract minor penalties. Access to abortion remained severely constrained. Same-sex couples were granted the...
Croatia Armed Conflict

Croatia: Further information on fear for safety: Ivan Z Cicak and other human rights defenders; and new attack on workers at the Vrhovine advice centre

On 22 November 1996, arsonists attacked the offices of the humanitarian assistance centre in Vrhovine in the former United Nations Protected Area. The building was set on fire but, as it was empty at the time, no one was hurt. Although attacks against the building are being investigated by the...
Croatia Armed Conflict

Croatia: Fear for safety / fear of ill-treatment

Frane Gugo and Damir Bumber, Bosko Simic, Ivan Velic, Jurica Babic, Senka Bule, Andrija Simic, Slavka Maricic, Marija Jelencic, Natasa Maric, Ana Simic, Marija Jelic, Marija Goles, their families, and others: AI is concerned for the safety of scores of people living in apartments previously owned...