11 May. 1993
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Republics of
FILE PHOTO 11MAY93 - An armed Bosnian Croat watches as some 300 Bosnian Moslem men are marched down a mountain track to detention in an abandoned factory after evicting them from their homes and separating them from their families in Mostar May 11, 1993. Croatian President Franjo Tudjman, whose death was announced December 11, was a communist general who turned to nationalism and led Croatia through war to independence from the crumbling Yugoslav federation in 1991. His hardline rhetoric and dubious human rights record did little to endear Tudjman to the West. But a clandestine attempt to divide neighbouring Bosnia with Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic during the 1992-95 war and to annex Croat territories remained his cardinal sin.