|Marry Christmas and a Happy New Year to the readers of the CROWN from Croatian painter Zdenka Sertić, on the photo. Croats have about five hundred Christmas carols, more than any other nation in the world. One of truly famous works of art, related to Christams, is due to Croatian sculptor Andrija Buvina from the 13th century, carved on monumental wooden doors of the Cathedral of St. Dujam in the city of Split. We also send a special Christmas greeting to Mr. Dario Kordić and Mr. Slobodan Praljak and their families.|
...Ali vratimo se istinskim vrijednostima hrvatskog naroda. Vratimo se Dariju Kordiću i sjetimo se kako je upravo on pokazao koliko je iznad onih koji su ga osudili i iznad njihovih slugu. Dariova supruga Venera kaže ("Hrvatski list" od 23. prosinca 2004.):
"Živa je istina da mu je to bilo u istrazi ponuđeno preko odvjetnika: ukoliko optuži Tuđmana i Šuška, doći će do nagodbe sa Sudom! Da je to napravio, bio bi danas vani na slobodi kao i svi drugi optuženici. Zašto nije? Jer je, kako mi kaže, ponosan na te ljude, ponosan što je bio s njima, ponosan što ih je uopće poznavao. Ne može njih optuživati za nešto što u biti nema veze s njima. Dario nije želio nikoga drugoga optužiti jer nije želio izaći iz zatvora na grbači drugih. Rekao mi je da bi to bilo sramotno, da ne bi mogao s tim živjeti, a najbitnije mu je, što je nekoliko puta ponavljao, 'da sljedećih deset godina mogu samog sebe pogledati u zrcalu te da mogu uspravno stajati pred svojom obitelji'."
Akademik Josip Pečarić
... But, let us return to the true values of Croatian people. Let us return to Dario Kordić and let us remember how he in person showed how much higher he is above thosed who sentenced him, and their servants. Dario's wife Venera said the following to "Hrvatski list" on 23rd December 2004:
"It is a living truth that the following has been offered to him by means of his attorney: if he accused Tuđman and Šušak, there would have been a deal with the Court! If he did this, he would have been freed, as had been the case with others accused. But why didn't he do this? Because, as he said, he was proud of these people, proud that he was with them, and proud that he knew them. He could not accuse them for something that had nothing to do with them. Dario did not want to accuse anybody, becuse he did not want to be set free on the backs of others. He told me that it would have been shameful, he could not have lived with this. And most essential for him was, and he repeated this several times, that he could view himself in a mirror, and that he could stand upright in front of his family."
Academician Josip Pečarić
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