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First name:  Milan

Last name:  Zegarac

  • Gender:  Male
  • Job:  Sub-editor
  • Media outlet:  Vecernje Novosti
  • Type of media:  print media
  • Born:  Croatia

  • Died:  7 Oct 1991 Croatia
  • War zone:  yes
  • Targeted? no
  • Impunity: total

Killed by machinegun fire while covering clashes between Croatian and Serb forces in Vukovar (eastern Croatia).

  • Croatia - 1991-95: Independence war
  • The Croatian independence war between August 1991 and November 1995, after the Yugoslav Federation broke up, was between newly-independent Croatia and the country’s Serb minorities, who were supported by the Serbian government in Belgrade. Most of the fighting ended after a ceasefire in January 1992.

  • Croatia - Independence
  • Croatia declared its independence on 25 June 1991 after its first multiparty elections but it was not recognised by the Yugoslav federal government or Croatia’s Serb minority and war began. The country was internationally recognised on 15 January 1992.

  • Croatia - Siege of Vukovar
  • Serbian forces besieged Vukovar, near the Serbian border, from August to November 1991. Several thousand people were killed and the town almost destroyed.

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