Bosnia: Information on who controlled the town or region of Siroki Brijeg until August/September 1993, and on whether this town was recaptured by the Croats from the Serbs on that date; on whether human rights violations were committed by Croats or Serbs on that date
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 June 1996|
|Citation / Document Symbol||BOS23754.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Bosnia: Information on who controlled the town or region of Siroki Brijeg until August/September 1993, and on whether this town was recaptured by the Croats from the Serbs on that date; on whether human rights violations were committed by Croats or Serbs on that date, 1 June 1996, BOS23754.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab8114.html [accessed 24 May 2013]|
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According to the attached excerpt from the 1992 Republic of Croatia & Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina Road Map, the town of Siroki Brijeg is 19 kilometres northwest of Mostar. For maps that show Mostar and the military positions of Muslim, Serb and Croat forces in July and August 1993, please consult the UNHCR attachment and page 39604 of the July and August 1994 Keesing's Record of World Events attachment. For a July 1993 reference to Siroki Brijeg as belonging to the Croatian area of Bosnia-Hercegovina, please consult the third paragraph of the Serbian Radio attachment of 18 July 1993.
For an allegation in August 1993 of human rights violations committed by the Croats in Siroki Brijeg, please consult the Radio Bosnia-Hercegovina attachment of 18 August 1993. For further information on fighting and human rights violations in Mostar and the Mostar region in the summer of 1993, please consult the Human Rights Watch World Report 1994 attachment, the last two paragraphs of page 39645 and the remainder of the September 1993 Keesing's attachment, and the second and third columns of page 39605 of the July and August 1993 Keesing's attachment.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
Republic of Croatia & Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina Road Map, 1992. Miroslav Krleza Lexicographical Institute, Zagreb.
Human Rights Watch (HRW). 1993. Human Rights Watch World Report 1994. New York: Human Rights Watch, p. 201.
Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. September 1993. Vol. 39, No. 9. "Europe: Bosnia-Herzegovina," pp. 39645-39646.
_____. July and August 1993. Vol. 39, No. 7/8. "Europe: Bosnia-Herzegovina,"
Radio Bosnia-Herzegovina [Sarajevo, in Serbo-Croat]. 18 August 1993. "Bosnian Army Claims HVO Expelled 15,000 Civilians from Mostar." (BBC Summary 20 Aug. 1993/NEXIS)
Republic of Croatia & Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina Road Map, Zagreb. 1992. Mrioslav Krleza Lexicographical Institute, Zagreb.
Serbian Radio [Belgrade]. 18 July 1993. "Serbian Radio: Solution to War Near if Izetbegovic Repels Opposition." (BBC Summary 20 July 1993/NEXIS)
UNHCR Office of the Special Envoy for former Yugoslavia External Relations Unit. 30 July 1993. "Bosnia and Herzegovina Frontlines."