Serbia adopts law to revoke WWII personal responsibility
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.
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