His Excellency Kofi Annan Secretary General of the UN United Nations Plaza New York, N.Y. 10017
We are taking the liberty to send this very important report to you regarding the close working association of the ICTY Chief Prosecutor Madame Del Ponte with Savo Strbac, head of the "Veritas" organization. Mr. Strbac was the "Government Secretary" of the Serb-occupied so-called "Republika Srpska Krajina" an illegal para-state in Croatia that ethnically cleansed the whole Croatian population while looting and burning their homes and committing terrible atrocities. To this day Mr. Strbac still advocates a "Greater Serbia" wherever Serbs live, no matter that, as in Croatia, such land was never part of Serbia. We cannot understand that Madame Del Ponte could actually give any credence to such a person and much less even to cooperate with him. Why was Mr. Strbac and his role in ethnic cleansing and killing never investigated? We believe that it is of the utmost importance that this cooperation with Mr. Strbac and his Veritas organization at the ICTY Prosecutor's office and he himself are investigated.
Madame Del Ponte is now busy indicting more Croatian generals, presumably to even out the number with the Serb indictees. Notwithstanding that Croatia never attacked one inch of Serbian soil, notwithstanding that up to now 139 mass graves of Croatian victims massacred by Serbs have been discovered in Croatia and that during the UNPROFOR mandate in Serb occupied Croatia Serbs killed far more Croatians than the combined number of alleged Serb victims for which the Croatian generals now stand accused.
Very truly yours,
Hilda M. Foley National Federation of Croatian Americans 13272 Orange Knoll Santa Ana, Ca. 92705