Eight charged in Croatia murders

October 27, 2009 1:19 PM ET

We issued the following statement after Croatian and Serbian prosecutors announced that they have charged eight men in an October 2008 car bombing that killed Ivo Pukanic, owner and editorial director of the Zagreb-based political weekly Nacional, and Niko Franjic, the paper’s marketing director...

"We welcome these indictments and commend Croatian and Serbian authorities for their cooperation in investigating the murder of our colleagues Ivo Pukanic and Niko Franjic,” said CPJ Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator Nina Ognianova. “Authorities must now bring to justice the masterminds who commissioned these eight accused, and send a signal that impunity will not be tolerated.”