Trial against Luca Roklicer, charged with genocide referred to in Article 141 of the OKZ RH.
Osijek District Court
Case file no.: K-156/92
Judges’ panel: judge Ante Budić, presiding; judge Bogdan Penjić, member; lay judges Ivan Ratković, Ante Kovčalija and Marko Elez, members
Indictment: no. KT-278/92 of 22 December 1992 issued by the Osijek District State’s Attorney
Criminal offence: genocide referred to in Article 141 of the OKZ RH
Defendant: Luca Roklicer, available
Defence Counsel: Ilija Brkić, lawyer practicing in Osijek, court appointed defence counsel
On 19 March 1993, according to the Osijek District Court’s Verdict defendant Luca Roklicer was found guilty as charged that after occupation of the Municipality Vukovar area, in particular in the villages Sremski Čakovci and Bokšić from September 1991 until April 1992, she voluntarily joined occupation formations and, together with members of the so-called JNA, Chetniks, members of TO and so-called SAO Krajina Militia, participated in Bokšić on 15 March 1992 in expulsions of Croatian and other non-Serb ethnicity population from their homes, in denouncing the villagers, forcing them sign confirmations in which they gave away their assets “voluntarily”, participated in jewellery and money seizure and forced transport of the villagers to the free territory of Croatia, and by doing so she insulted and humiliated individuals with the purpose to intimidate them and to make them leave the territory of the Vukovar Municipality in order to establish ethically-clean area of the so-called SAO Krajina and thus she committed genocide referred to in Article 141 of the OKZRH. The defendant was sentenced to 6 years in prison.
The Osijek District Court’s verdict no. K-156/92-38 of 19 March 1993 is available in Croatian here.
On 18 January 1994, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia dismissed the appeals lodged by the State’s Attorney and by defendant Luca Roklicer and confirmed the judgment of the court of first instance.
The VSRH verdict no. I Kž 381/1993-3 of 18 January 1994 is available in Croatian here.