Milan Levar

Milan Levar was born in Gospić, Croatia, where he worked as an automobile mechanic. During the war in Croatia he served as an officer in the Croatian Army. He was killed by a bomb planted in the yard of his auto mechanic workshop in Gospić on August 28, 2000.

The Duško Kondor Civil Courage Award is being given to Milan Levar of Gospić posthumously, because, fully cognizant of the risk he was undertaking, he sacrificed his life, thereby demonstrating civil courage by the following:

  •  During the war he refused to follow orders that contravened elemental human values and his personal, deely moral convictions.
  • He testified before the Tribunal in The Hague in 1997 about war crimes committed by the Croatian Army against civilians, mainly of Serbian ethnicity, in Gospić.
  •  As a protected witness of the Hague Tribunal he refused to accept a change of identity or to leave Gospić.
  • He bore all the death threats against him and members of his family with dignity.
  • He was killed on August 28, 2000 when a bomb was planted in the yard of his auto mechanic workshop in Gospić
  • Even in his death he has served as an admonition for just how incapable Croatia has been of facing their wartime past; his murderers have never been identified.

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