Medical letter writing action: Croatia: Doctor charged with service in an enemy army: Jadrana Funduk
Doctor Jadrana Funduk has been charged with "service in an enemy army" under Article 109 of the Basic Criminal Law of the Republic of Croatia. The charges relate to a period of time between late 1991 and early 1993 when she worked in a military hospital in Belgrade. If convicted she faces a sentence of five years or longer. Her trial in a military court opened on 13 October but was immediately adjourned to permit the gathering of further evidence. There is concern that if convicted she may be a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned in violation of Article 16.1 of the First Additional Protocol to the Geneva Conventions, solely for having exercised her profession.