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both Austro-Hungarian subjects, but it

was confidently believed by the Austro-Hungarian officials that the assassins were

members of a conspiracy that had its roots

in Servia, that it was the work of the powerful Pan-Slavic society called the Narodna

Odbrana. A judicial commission began

an examination of the case, and it was subsequently alleged that the commission had

disclosed the following facts: (1) That

the plot had been formed at Belgrade

by Princip, Cabrinovic, a certain Milan

Ciganovic, and Trifko Grabez, with the

assistance of Commander Tankosic, of

the Servian army. (2) That the six

bombs and four Browning pistols were

delivered to Princip, Cabrinovic and

Grabez, by Ciganovic and Commander

Tankosic at Belgrade. (3) That the bombs

came from a Servian military arsenal.

(4) That Ciganovic taught the assassins

how to use the bombs and pistols. (5) That

he organized for them a system of secret

transport in order that they could smuggle

their arms into Bosnia and Herzegovina,

and that certain Servian customs officials

were conversant with the fact.

Upon what evidence these conclusions

were based the world was not informed,

though confessions-whether obtained voluntarily or extorted by torture is not

known-were said to have played a part.

The details of the investigation were not

disclosed, and the proceedings were in secret. Those who were inclined to doubt

the truth of some parts of the judicial

commission's report made much of this

secrecy and also of the fact that the

thirty-one Croats convicted of treason in

1908 and subsequently released were convicted on evidence furnished by the foreign office and subsequently shown to be

forgeries. Upholders of the report made

much of the fact that assassination was