Slovenian Communist charged with genocide

Reuters reports that Slovenia has charged a former Communist official, Mitja Ribicic, with genocide for his role in the killings of Yugoslav Nazi collaborators and anti-Communists at the end of World War II. This seems to be the first action of its kind and is likely to lead to heated debate about the crimes of the early Titoist era, which have never been fully discussed in the former Yugoslavia or its successor states.

Mitja Ribicic was a deputy chief of the Yugoslav secret service in Slovenia at the time and is 86 now. He faces a long jail sentence should he been found guilty. The Reuters story doesn't mention where he lives.

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