Libel damages for Croatian actor

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A CROATIAN actor has accepted substantial undisclosed libel damages over an article in the Independent which wrongly identified him as a Nazi war criminal.

Ljubomir Jurkovic brought an action in London’s High Court over a November 2010 story about the death of Samuel Kunz, who had served as a guard at the Belzec extermination camp.

It was accompanied by a photo of 52-year-old Jurkovic from the 2007 film The Living And The Dead, in which he played an
officer of the Croatian Fascist movement, captioned: “A war-time image thought to show 
Samuel Kunz who was third on the Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s list of most wanted Nazi war criminals.”