Serbia adopts law to revoke WWII personal responsibility

5th December 2011, Comments 0 comments

Serbia adopted on Monday a law clearing many former fighters against World War II allied forces of criminal responsibility, enabling their heirs to claim property seized by the post-war communist regime.

The law will notably benefit ethnic Hungarians and Germans from the northern Serbian province of Vojvodina, who were recruited by pro-Nazi Hungarian and German occupying forces between 1941 and 1944.

The so-called law on rehabilitation only excludes those found guilty of war crimes committed while serving with pro-Nazi forces or Serbia's monarchist movement opposing the communist partisans during the war from rehabilitation and restitution, Tanjug news agency reported.

© 2011 AFP

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