War Crimes Monitoring

Crime in Pakračka Poljana and at Zagrebački Velesajam

Criminal proceedings against Tomislav Merčep, charged with a war crime against civilians referred to in Article 120, paragraph 1, in conjunction with Article 28 of the OKZRH. INDICTMENT(SUMMARY) Defendant Tomislav Merčep is charged that, as commander of the MUP reserve unit1 stationed in Pakračka Poljana and at the Zagrebački Velesajam [the Zagreb Fair] and as adviser to the Croatian MUP, he personally issued orders to have civilians unlawfully confined, tortured and killed in the period from October to December 1991. Although he knew that his subordinates, with no authority, were confining civilians, plundering them, mistreating, torturing and killing them, he failed to prevent such unlawful actions. Hence in the area of Kutina, Pakrac and Zagreb, his subordinates unlawfully confined 52 persons, out of which number 43 persons were killed, three went missing whereas the remaining persons survived the torture and abuse inflicted upon them.

1Commander in the Reserve Unit of the Ministry of the Interior (MUP).

GENERAL INFORMATION Zagreb County Court Case file number: War Crimes Council (the panel): judge Zdravko Majerović, Council President, judges Jadranka Mandušić and Ratko Šćekić, Council Members – in March 2012, composition of the Council was changed: judge Petar Šakić was appointed to replace judge Jadranka Mandušić   Indictment: issued by the Zagreb ŽDO (County State Attorney’s Office) No. K-DO-406/10 dated 8 June 2011 Prosecution: Jurica Ilić, Zagreb County Deputy State’s Attorney Criminal offence: war crime against civilians under Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH, in conjunction with Article 28 of the same Act Defendant: Tomislav Merčep, in custody from 10 December 2010 until 5 July 2012 when the Zagreb County Court’s Council decided to vacate a detention against him. Defence: lawyer Marko Ujević Victims killed: TRIAL MONITORING REPORTS 1Commander in the Reserve Unit of the Ministry of the Interior (MUP).

Crime in Banski Grabovac

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Trial against Mirko Korelija, Miroslav Peškir and Ranko Šimulija, charged with a war crime against prisoners of war stated in Article 120 of the OKZRH.

INDICTMENT (SUMMARY)

The accused persons are charged that, in their capacity as members of Serb paramilitary formations, on 5 August 1995, they took out captured Mladen Brleković, Croatian Army member of “XII Domobranska pukovnija“ out of the prison in Banski Grabovac, took him to the woods nearby the village of Miočinovići and killed him at close range from automatic rifles.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Zagreb County Court

Case No.: 2 K-RZ-11/12

War Crimes Council (judges’ panel): judge Tomislav Juriša, Council President, judges Mirko Klinžić, and Petar Šakić, Council Members

Indictment: K-DO-8/09 issued by the Sisak ŽDO dated 9 May 2011

Prosecution: Jurica Ilić, Zagreb County Deputy State’s Attorney

Criminal offence: war crime against prisoners of war referred to in Article 122 of the OKZ RH

Accused persons/defendants: 1st defendant Mirko Korelija, 2nd defendant Miroslav Peškir, 3rd defendant Ranko Šimulija – unavailable to Croatian judiciary, reside in the area of the Republic of Serbia

Defence: Domagoj Rupčić, lawyer practicing in Sisak representing the 1st defendant; Danko Kovač, lawyer practicing in Sisak representing the 2nd defendant., Zorko Kostanjšek, lawyer practicing in Sisak representing the za 3rd defendant

Victim – killed: Mladen Brleković

TRIAL MONITORING REPORTS

BANSKI GRABOVAC izvjestaji s pracenja  (available in Croatian)

Crime in Dalj

Trial against Željko Čizmić for war crime against civilians stated in Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH. THE INDICTMENT (SUMMARY) Summary of the indictment.doc (in Croatian) The defendant is charged with the following crimes: In the period between 1 August 1991 and 1 December 1991, during the armed rebellion of a part of the local Serb population in Dalj and Erdut against the legal and constitutional systems of the Republic Of Croatia, the defendant participated in the creation of paramilitary police forces in the region, became the chief commander of the so-called Dalj Police Station and worked on opening prisons in the basement of the Police Station with an aim to create conditions for arrests and imprisonment of non-Serb civilians; he organized, ordered and executed unlawful arrests and imprisonment of a large number of civilians; as the chief commander, he approved of the prisoners being held under inhumane conditions and physically and psychologically tortured by his subordinates and persons unrelated to the Dalj Police Station who could enter the prison whenever they wanted to; on 3 August 1991, he attended the interrogation of prisoners and allowed their torture; in November 1991, he interrogated and beat the arrested civilian Imro Moger at the Erdut Police Station; in mid-August 1991, he drove Ištvan Bačko away from the Dalj prison and robbed him of his money and tools.   GENERAL INFORMATION Osijek County Court Case No: K-38/04 War Crime Council: Judge Krunoslav Barkić, Council President; Judges Katica Krajnović and Dubravka Vučetić, Council members; in May 2011, it came to changes in the composition of the Council. Judges Katica Krajnović and Dubravka Vučetić were replaced in their capacity as council members by judges Zvonko Vekić and Ružica Šamota Indictment No: KT-103/94, issued by the Osijek County State’s Attorney’s Office on 9 July 2004 Prosecuting attorney: Zlatko Bučević, the Osijek County Deputy State’s Attorney Criminal offence: war crime against civilians pursuant to Article 120, Paragraph 1 of the OKZ RH Defendant: Željko Čizmić Defence counsel: Dražen Srb, a lawyer practising in Osijek Victims: – beaten: Damir Buljević, Stipo Sušić, Filip Đanko, Tomislav Hajduković, Marko Andabak, Ištvan Bačko, Slavko Palinkaš, Tomislav Kilić, Goran Šlinger, Vlatko Nikolić, Imra Moger – dispossessed: Ištvan Bačko MONITORING REPORT DALJ reports from the trial.doc (in Croatian) The first session of the main hearing was held on 12 September 2006. Five more sessions followed. However, as the adjournment periods between the sessions were very long, the trial started anew on several occasions.

Following the last session held on 11 December 2007, the main hearing was not scheduled until 8 May 2009 when it started anew. But again there were no trial hearings in the period from 8 May 2009 until 2 June 2011 in that court case. VERDICT On 27 December 2011, Osijek County Court’s War Crimes Council rendered the verdict which found the defendant guilty and sentenced him to 1 year and 10 months in prison.

MONITORING OBSERVATIONS At the first session of the main hearing held on 12 September 2006, after the indictment was read and the defendant Čizmić entered his plea, the defence counsel requested that the public be excluded from a part of the evidence procedure with the explanation that his defendant had a status of protected witness before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague. If this was true, the defence counsel actually revealed the identity of one of the protected witnesses before the ICTY at the part of the session that was open to the public. We do not know why the sessions are scheduled so rarely.

Crime at Miljevci Plateau

 

Trial against Ante Babac and Mišo Jakovljevića, charged with a war crime against prisoners of war referred to in Article 122 of the OKZRH.

INDICTMENT (SUMMARY) The Indictment charges the accused persons that they (the 1st defendant Ante Babac in his capacity as MP Šibenik squad commander and the 2nd defendant in his capacity as MP squad member) in Nos Kalik on 23 June 1992, contrary to international law rules, tasked to follow and guard a group of war prisoners who had to carry out battle area clearance at the freed area Miljevci, killed from firearms prisoner of war Miroslav Subotić. Please read the Indictment issued by the Šibenik ŽDO on 6 June 2011 here. (available in Croatian) GENERAL INFORMATION Split County Court Case No.: K-RZ-2/11 War Crimes Council (judges’ panel): judge Bruno Klein, Council President, judges Davor Svalina and Marica Šćepanović, Council Members Indictment: K-DO-109/11 (K-DO-16/02) Prosecution: Sanda Pavlović Lučić, Šibenik County Deputy State’s Attorney Criminal offence: war crime against prisoners of war referred to in Article 122 of the OKZ RH Accused persons/defendants: Ante Babac and Mišo Jakovljević Defence: Frano Baica and Mladen Klarić, lawyers practicing in Šibenik Victim – killed: Miroslav Subotić Injured party’s attorney-at-fact: Petar Bačić, , lawyer practicing in Split   TRIAL MONITORING REPORTS MILJEVAČKI PLATO izvještaji s glavne rasprave (available in Croatian)

Crime in Škabrnja (defendant Renato Petrov)


 

Repeated trial against defendant Renato Petrov for a war crime against civilians under Article 120, paragraph 1 of the Basic Criminal Law Act of the Republic of Croatia (OKZRH).
INDICTMENT

The indictment issued on 22 August 1994 is in force against defendant Renato Petrov. He is charged that, together with several other persons, he committed a war crime against civilians referred to in Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH.

Since there is a separate trial in respect of Petrov, the Zadar ŽDO amended the indictment on 20 September 2011. It can be viewed (in Croatian) here.
THE CASE HISTORY

The Zadar County Court rendered the verdict No. K-25/94 of 11 November 1995 and sentenced Renato Petrov in his absence to 20 years in prison. The trial was also conducted against Goran Opačić and another 25 defendants, and Renato Petrov was the 14th defendant among them. The mentioned verdict can be viewed (in Croatian) here.
On the basis of the arrest warrant issued by Interpol, Petrov was arrested in Dusseldorf at the beginning of April 2011, and Germany extradited him to Croatia in July 2011.

The Zadar County court issued a decision on 22 July 2011 in which it permitted the reopening of criminal proceedings.
GENERAL INFORMATION

Zadar County Court

Case file number: K-40/11

War Crimes Council:

judge Boris Balić, President of the Council; judges Vladimir Mikolčević and Boris Radman, Council Members

Indictment: issued by the Zadar ŽDO, No. KT-41/92 of 22 August 1994; amended on 20 September 2011 after separation of proceedings

Prosecution: Sobodan Denona, Zadar County Deputy State Attorney

Criminal offence: war crime against civilians, Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OK ZRH

Defendant: Renato Petrov

Defence: Dragan Jovanić, a lawyer practising in Rijeka

Victims:
– 43 persons killed by firearms; one female person was ran over by a tank
– defendant Petrov is charged that he killed an elderly male person by firing one shot from a handgun

 
TRIAL MONITORING REPORTS

ŠKABRNJA izvještaji s rasprave (available in Croatian)
VERDICT

On 28 September 2012, the Zadar County Court’s War Crimes Council pronounced a verdict according to which the defendant, because of the lack of evidence, is acquitted. The previous verdict on the basis of which he had been sentenced to 20 years in prison was abolished. Detention order against the defendant is vacated.

Crime in Prokljan and Mandići

Trial against Božo Bačelić, Ante Mamić, Luka Vuko and Jurica Ravlić, charged with a war crime against civilians under Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH and a war crime against prisoners of war under Article 122 of the same Act.     INDICTMENT (SUMMARY) The Šibenik ŽDO’s Indictment No. K-DO-45/01 of 1 March 2002 charges defendants Božo Bačelić, Ante Mamić, Luka Vuko and Jurica Ravlić that in Prokljan of the Skradin municipality on 11 August 1995 in the afternoon hours, during the armed conflict between the Croatian Army and Serb paramilitary formations, they committed a war crime against civilians by killing a married couple of Serb ethnicity Milica and Nikola Damjanić. In specific, defendant Bačelić in his capacity as a platoon commander and the other mentioned defendants as members of that platoon of the 113th Reconnaissance Company of the HV Brigade, following the military-police operation Storm, tasked to search this just liberated part of the Croatian territory, found civilians Nikola Damjanić (born in 1919) and his wife Milica (born in 1921) in front of their house. Defendant Bačelić ordered defendants Mamić, Vuko and Ravlić to open fire at the mentioned civilians from automatic firearms so they fired several shots at the civilians and Bačelić did the same. As a result of this shooting, the civilians-injured parties sustained several gunshot injuries as follows: Milica, among other, sustained a bullet exit wound in her head, and Nikola sustained, among other, bullet exit wounds of his both shanks. After that, defendant Mamić, Ravlić and Vuko, by following the Bačelić’s command, placed planks, tires, branches and fishing nets on the dead bodies of the injured persons and set them on fire. Therefore, they committed a war crime against civilians. On 11 May 2007, the Šibenik ŽDO extended the indictment in respect of defendants Božo Bačelić, Ante Mamić and Jurica Ravlić charging them also with war crime prisoners. The defendants are charged that in the Mandići hamlet in the Kistanje municipality, in the afternoon on a still-undetermined date, 9 or 10 of August 1995, during the armed conflict between the Croatian Army and Serb paramilitary formations, they killed a war prisoner. In specific, defendant Bačelić in his capacity as a platoon commander and Mamić and Ravlić as members of that platoon, tasked to search for remaining or just-joined-in members of paramilitary outlaw formations, they captured member of the RSK army Vuk Mandić. They asked him to surrender his hidden rifle. Then, they tied his arms with a rope at the back, pushed him in the “Zastava 101” personal vehicle and took him to an abandoned house located on the road Đevrske-Kistanje. There, they took him out of the vehicle, placed him against the house wall and killed him by firing from automatic weapons and after that they untied his hands.     GENERAL INFORMATION Šibenik County Court Case file number: K-6/02 Panel: judge Jadranka Biga-Milutin, President of the Council, judges Ordana LaburaVijeća, lay judges Željko Scotti, Joško Erceg and Ivan Martinović, Council Members Indictment: No. K-DO-45/01 issued by the Šibenik ŽDO on 1 March 2002 Prosecution: Živana Beroš-Dodig, Šibenik County Deputy State’s Attorney Criminal offence: war crime against civilians under Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH and war crime against war prisoners under Article 122 of the same Act Defendants: Božo Bačelić, Ante Mamić, Luka Vuko and Jurica Ravlić Defence: Jure Martinović, lawyer practicing in Zadar, Mladen Klarić, lawyer practicing Šibenik, Marko Marinović, lawyer practicing in Zadar, Željko Gulišija, lawyer practicing in Zadar and Mijo Jeličić, lawyer practicing in Zadar Victims – killed: Milica and Nikola Damjanić Repeated trial Split County Court Case file number: Krz-1/11 Panel: judge Ivona Rupić, President of the Council, judge Stanko Grbavac and judge Mlađan Prvan, Council Members Indictment: No. K- DO-45/01 of 1 March 2002 and 11 May 2007 issued by the Šibenik ŽDO Prosecution: Zvonko Ivić, Šibenik County Deputy State Attorney Criminal offence: war crime against civilians under Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH, war crimes against war prisoners under Article 122, paragraph 1 of the same Act. Defence: representing the 1st defendant, Tomislav Jonjić representing the 2nd defendant, Marko Marinović representing the 3rd defendant, Željko and Vinko Gulišija representing the 4th defendant, Mijo Jeličić Victims – killed: Milica and Nikola Damjanić, Vuk Mandić TRIAL HISTORY OF THE CASE AND VERDICTS Defendants were arrested for the first time on 4 September 2001. By the Šibenik County Court verdict no. K-6/02 of 11 September 2002, the defendants were acquitted. The VSRH’s chamber, in its decision no. I Kž 65/03-8 of 5 April 2007 upheld the appeal of the State Attorney’s Office, quashed the first-instance verdict and remanded the case for retrial to be held before completely changed council composition. Click here to read in Croatian the VSRH’s decision of 5 April 2007. Defendants Mamić, Vuko and Ravlić were returned to custody after the issuance of the verdict in 2007 by the VSRH whereas the 1st defendant Bačelić was not returned because he became unavailable. Mamić, Vuko and Ravlić were kept in custody until the expiry of maximum detention period, and with this expiry their detention was vacated. Defendant Bačelić was arrested in Germany in February 2012 and Germany extradited him to Croatia in April 2012.     VERDICT On 13 June 2013, the Split County Court pronounced the first-instance verdict in which Božo Bačelić was sentenced to a single prison sentence in the duration of five years and ten months. Bačelić received the minimum sentence prescribed by law for war crime against civilians and he also received the minimum sentence for war against prisoners and these two sentences were merged into a single prison sentence. Ante Mamić and Jurica Ravlić were acquitted of the charges that they participated in killing the war prisoner; the charges against Ante Mamić, Jurica Ravlić and Luka Vuko for aiding and abetting the perpetrator after killing two civilians were rejected because it came to a statute of limitation for criminal prosecution.

Crime in Sisak


Trial against both Vladimir Milanković and Drago Bošnjak, for a war crime against civilians and a war crime against prisoners of war.
INDICTMENT (SUMMARY)

The Osijek ŽDO laid the indictment against Vladimir Milanković for a war crime against civilians under Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH and under Article 120, paragraph 1 in conjunction with Article 28, paragraph 2 of the OKZRH, and for a war crime against prisoners of war under Article 122, paragraph 1 in conjunction with Article 28, paragraph 2 of the same Act and against Drago Bošnjak for a war crime against civilians referred to in Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH.

Defendant Vladimir Milanković is charged that in the period between the middle of July 1991 and the middle of June 1992, in his capacity as Police Force commander in charge of a wider Sisak and Banovina area from 18 July until 1 October 1991 (and through this entire period as mentioned – he was also perfoming the duty of the Sisak Police Administration’s deputy chief), although this was his duty he took no action to prevent and punish unlawful activities (forced entries to houses and apartments, unlawful search, humiliation and intimidation, physical and mental abuse) but, on the contrary, he used his authority as commander of all police formations and actually prevented taking necessary measures and action to identify direct perpetrators. Therefore he approved unlawul activities committed by members of the mentioned formations under his command and encouraged them in doing such activities. He also agreed to a continuation of such activities and thus he agreed to the consequences whereat he personally participated in maltreatment and attack on individual civilians and ordered unlawful detaining of a greater number of Serb ethnicity civilians. In described activities, 24 civilians were killed.

Defendant Drago Bošnjak is charged that in his capacity as member of the “Vukovi” [Wolves] special police unit of the Sisak Police Administration, together with still unidentified members of that unit for the purpose of intimidating Serb etnicity citizens and retaliation against them, in the second half of August 1991, he organised and lead the group of unidentified members of the mentioned formation in carrying out unlawful detaining, abuse and killing Serb ethnicity persons – whereby eight civilians were killed.

Investigation for the crimes committed in Sisak, which commenced at the Osijek County Court in June 2011, was also carried out against Đuro Brodarac who was performing at the incriminating time the following duties: the Sisak Police Administration war chief, the chief of the Banija-Kordun Area Headquarters and the member of the Regional Crisis Headquarters for Sisak and Banija. In July 2011, Brodarac passed away and therefore criminal proccedings against him were discontinued.
GENERAL INFORMATION

Osijek County Court

Case file number: Krz-3/11

War Crimes Council: judge Zvonko Vekić, Council President, judges Ružica Šamota and Ante Kvesić, Council Members

Indictment: no. K-DO-53/11 of 16 December 2011 issued by the Osijek ŽDO

Prosecution: Miroslav Kraljević, Osijek County Deptuy State’s Attorney

Criminal offence: war crime against civilians under Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH, and under Article 120, paragrpah 1 in conjunction with Article 28, paragraph 2 of the same Act, and a war crime against prisoners of war under Article 122, paragraph 1 in conjunction with Article 28, paragraph 2 of the same Act

Defendants:
Vladimir Milanković and Drago Bošnjak

Defence:
– Nataša Čučić lawyer practicing in Sisak and Milenko Umičević lawyer practicing in Zagreb representing defendant Milanković
– Domagoj Rešetar lawyer practicing in Osijek and Berislav Krnic lawyer practicing in Osijek representing defendant Bošnjak

Victims killed or missing:

Vlado Božić, Zoran Vranešević, Branko Oljača, Željko Vila, Evica Vila, Dušan Vila, Marko Vila, Mlađo Vila, Miloš Brkić, Nikola Trivkanović, Zoran Trivkanović, Berislav Trivkanović, Jovan Crnobrnja, Dragan Miočinović, Rade Španović, Stevo Ratković, Ljubica Solar, Milan Cvetojević, Petar Pajagić, Vojislav Trbulin, Stanko Martinović, Stevo Borojević, Miloš Čalić, Vaso Jelić and Nikola Drobnjak

Crime in the Medak Pocket (defendant Velibor Šolaja)

Trial against Velibor Šolaja, charged with a war crime against civilians referred to in Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH. INDICTMENT (SUMMARY) The ŽDO Zagreb’s Indictment charges Velibor Šolaja that in September 1993 in the village of Čitluk, during the “Pocket 93” Military Action, he committed a war crime against civilians by killing one unidentified elderly female person. GENERAL INFORMATION Zagreb County Court Case No.: 7 K-rz-23/12 War Crimes Council (judges’ panel): judge Ivan Turudić, Council President, judges Zdenko Posavec and Ratko Šćekić, Council Members Indictment: No. K-DO-84/12 issued by the Zagreb ŽDO on 31 August 2012. Prosecution: Jurica Ilić, Zagreb County Deputy State’s Attorney Criminal offence: war crime against civilians referred to in Article 120 § 1 of the OKZRH Defendant: Velibor Šolaja Defence counsel: Nenad Škare and Silvije Petrović, lawyers practising in Zagreb Victim – killed: unidentified female person   TRIAL MONITORING REPORTS MEDAČKI DŽEP (OPT. VELIBOR ŠOLAJA) izvještaji s praćenja suđenja (available in Croatian)

Crime near Mrkonjić Grad II, BiH


Trial against Ivica Pintarić for the war crime against civilians under Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH.

INDICTMENT (SUMMARY)

The indictment no. K-DO-312/10 of 3 February 2012 issued by the Zagreb ŽDO charges defendant Ivica Pintarić that in his capacity as member of HV Independant Sniper Company, in the village near Mrkonjić Grad in the Republic of Bosnia and Hercegovina on not precisely determined day during September and October 1995, he entered the house where he found two unidentified persons, a man and a woman, and killed them on the spot by firing several shots from automatic “Kalashnikov” rifle and therefore he committed a war crime against civilians referred to in Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH.
GENERAL INFORMATION

Zagreb County Court

Case file no.: K-rz-10/2012

War Crimes Council (the panel): judge Zdravko Majerović, Council President, judges Erna Dražanić and Mirko Klinžić, Council Members

Indictment: no. K-DO-312/10 of 3 February 2012 issued by the Zagreb ŽDO,

Prosecution: Jurica Ilić, Zagreb County Deputy State’s Attorney

Criminal offence: war crime against civilians under Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH

Defendant: Ivica Pintarić, serving the prison sentence in Lepoglava for the commission of another criminal offence

Defence: Juro Martinović, lawyer practising in Zagreb

Victims – killed: one unidentified male person and one unidentified female person
TRIAL MONITORING REPORTS

ZLOČIN KOD MRKONJIĆ GRADA II main hearing monitoring reports (available in Croatian)
JUDGMENT

On 9 May 2012, the Zagreb County Court’s War Crimes Council pronounced a judgement according to which defendant Pintarić, pursuant to Article 354, point 3 (it has not been proven that he committed a criminal offence as charged), is acquitted.

Crime in Borovo Selo (defendant Milan Marinković)

Trial against Milan Marinković for a war crime against wounded and sick under Article 121 and for a war crime against war prisoners under Article 122 of the OKZRH. INDICTMENT (SUMMARY) The Osijek ŽDO issued the Indictment No. K-DO-28/11 on 10 May 2011 in which the following persons were indicted: Milan Marinković, Jovan Jakovljević, Dragan Rakanović, Milenko Mihajlović and Jovica Vučenović. The mentioned defendants were charged with maltreatment of detained and wounded Croatian policemen Zvonimir Meković, Dalibor Križanović, Boško Crčić-Kurtanjek and Ivan Komšić on 2 May 1991 in Borovo Selo; i.e. they are charged with committing a war crime against wounded and sick as referred to in Article 121 and for a war crime against war prisoners referred to in Article 122 of the OKZRH. The Osijek ŽDO’s indictment no. K-DO-28/11 of 10 May 2011 can be viewed here. On 2 December 2011, the Osijek County Court in its decision adopted by the Extra-trial chamber separated the proceedings in respect of defendant Milan Marinković from the proceedings against other defendants who are unavailable to Croatian judiciary. Amended indictment (aligned) dated 17 January 2012 can be viewed here. GENERAL INFORMATION Osijek County Court War Crimes Council (the panel): judge Darko Krušlin, Council President, judges Anto Rašić and Ninoslav Ljubojević, Council Members Case file number: Krz 5/11 Indictment: No. K-DO-28/11 issued by the Osijek ŽDO on 10 May 2011, amended (aligned) on 17 January 2012 Prosecution: Miroslav Dasović, Osijek County Deputy State’s Attorney Criminal offence: war crime against war prisoners under Article 122 of the OKZRH Defendant: Milan Marinković, kept in custody from 11 November 2010 until the verdict pronouncement on 1 February 2012 Defence:Marko Cvrković, lawyer practising in Vukovar and Zlatko Cvrković, a lawyer practising in Vinkovci Victims – beaten: Zvonimir Meković and Dalibor Križanović   TRIAL MONITORING REPORTS Trial monitoring reports written in Croatian can be viewed here: BOROVOSELO(OPT.MILANMARINKOVIĆ)izvjestajispracenjasudjenja VERDICT On 1 February 2012, the Osijek County Court’s War Crimes Council pronounced a verdict in which defendant Milan Marinković was found guilty and sentenced to 3 years and 6 months in prison.