HC Deb 07 March 1945 vol 408 c1997
9. Mr. Riley

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the courts before which political prisoners are now appearing in Yugoslavia are conducted by independent judges under prewar legal procedure, or whether they are set up under the jurisdiction of the anti-Fascist National Liberation Committee.

Mr. Eden

I have received no information of any trials of persons for their political acts in liberated Yugoslavia. If, however, my lion. Friend is referring to collaboration with the enemy, the answer is that in Serbia special courts subject to the jurisdiction of the Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation have been set up to deal with offences of collaboration. In the other liberated parts of Yugoslavia, the only courts at present functioning are, so far as I am aware, the courts martial of the Yugoslav Army.

Captain Duncan

Will my right hon. Friend obtain reports of the number of cases with which these special anti-Fascist courts have dealt?

Mr. Eden

I will see whether I can get them.