Press-Release: Bosnian and Serbian Helsinki Committees on Brcko


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Press-Release: Bosnian and Serbian Helsinki Committees' Statement on Brcko

GREEK HELSINKI MONITOR
(Greek National Committee of the International Helsinki Federation)
& MINORITY RIGHTS GROUP - GREECE
(Greek Affiliate of Minority Rights Group International)
P.O. Box 51393, GR-14510 Kifisia, Greece;
tel. 30-1-620.01.20;
fax:30-1-807.57.67;
e-mail: office@greekhelsinki.gr
web site: http://www.greekhelsinki.gr/

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PRESS RELEASE

Topic: Bosnian and Serbian Helsinki Committees' Statement on Brcko

We distribute the latest press release of the Bosnian and Serbian Helsinki Committees on the issue of Brcko

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Helsinki Committees:  Don't Surrender Principles on Brcko

Vienna, 11 February 1998.  The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights
of Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in
Serbia continue to insist that Brcko be a community giving equal
rights to all citizens, regardless of their national background.  The
rights of refugees seeking to return to their homes-indeed, all the
principles contained in the Dayton accord - must be respected,
regardless of whatever administrative arrangement is settled upon.

The Helsinki Committees reject any effort to place conditions on
adhering to the Dayton principles.  "Brcko must be given back to its
citizens, and be an example of multi-ethnic reconstruction."

"We expect representatives of both the "entities" to uphold their
obligations.  We expect the international community to insist on
compliance with Dayton - not to give in expediently to political
pressure from any side."

For more information:

Srdjan Dizdarevic, President, Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in
Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Tel: +387-71-67 02 45 or 206 011

Sonja Biserko, Chair, Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia
Tel: +381-11-639 481

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