Trials in Serbia

Crime in Medak (GOSPIĆ)

CRIME IN MEDAK (GOSPIĆ)

Trials in Serbia

Verdict after appeal

On 23 June 2010, the Higher Court in Belgrade found guilty defendants Milorad Lazić, Mirko Marunić and Nikola Konjević for war crime against POWs, committed in Medak near Gospić in 1991. Defendant Perica Đaković was acquitted. On 19 January 2011, the Belgrade Appeals Court rendered the judgment in which it upheld the first instance judgement in respect of Milorad Lazić, Mirko Marunić and Nikola Konjević, and quashed the judgement and remanded the case for retrial in respect of Perica Đaković.

After the repeated trial, on 1 July 2011 the Belgrade Higher Court pronounced the judgement in which Perica Đaković was acquitted against. The judgement became final.

 INDICTMENT (SUMMARY)

The Indictment of 6 October 2009 issued by the Office of the War Crimes Prosecutor of the Republic of Serbia charges Milorad Lazić, Perica Đaković, Nikola Vujnović, Mirko Marunić and Nikola Konjević that, in the Militia station of the so-called SAO Krajina from 3 to 8 September 1991 they tortured detained Croatian Police Member Mirko Medunić and thus committed the war crime against POWs referred to in Article 144 of the Criminal Code of the Socialistic Republic of Yugoslavia.

The Indictment is available in Croatian on our Website.

On 2 June 2010, the Prosecutor dropped charges against Nikola Vujnović.

 JUDGEMENT

On 23 June 2010, the Higher Court Chamber pronounced the first-instance judgement in which defendants Lazić and Konjević were sentence to 3 years each, and defendant Marunić to 2 years in prison. Defendant Đaković was acquitted.

On 19 January 2011, the Belgrade Appeals upheld the first-instance judgement in respect of Milorad Lazić Mirko Marunić and Nikola Konjević, and quashed it and remanded the case for retrial in respect of Perica Đaković.

After the repeated trial, on 1 July 2011 the Higher Court in Belgrade pronounced the judgement in which Perica Đaković was acquitted against. The judgement became final.