Ongoing trials

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 prisons in Gajeva street in Zagreb and in Kerestinec

Trial against Stjepan Klarić, Dražen Pavlović, Viktor Ivančin, Željko Živec and Goran Štrukelj for a war crime against prisoners of war referred to in Article 122 of the OKZRH and Article 122 in conjunction with Article 28, paragraph 2 of the same Act. INDICTMENT (SUMMARY) The Zagreb ŽDO laid the indictment against five Croatian citizens: Stjepan Klarić, Dražen Pavlović, Viktor Ivančin, Željko Živec and Goran Štrukelj for a war crime against prisoners of war referred to in Article 122 of the OKZRH in conjunction with Article 28, paragraph 2 of the same Act. The defendants are charged that they committed the mentioned crime in Zagreb and Kerestinec in the period from December 1991 until 25 May 1992. During the armed conflict between Croatian armed forces and Serb paramilitary formations, defendant Klarić in his capacity as commander of War Prisoner’s Shelter (which was initially based in Zagreb but later moved to the military barracks “Kerestinec”), defendants Pavlović, Ivančin, Živec and Štrukelj in their capacity as Croatian Army members while monitoring the work of guard services i.e. as superiors to other guard soldiers – Croatian Army members in the mentioned Shelter they had factual authority over them and they were all responsible for implementation of the international war law rules. Namely, defendant Klarić, in his aforementioned capacity, permitted the mentioned defendants, other subordinated soldiers and other Croatian Army members to physically and mentally abuse detained war prisoners in which he also participated. When they did not participate themselves, although they were aware of the mentioned abuse, they failed to take any action to prevent and punish unlawful actions, and thus they agreed that their subordinated persons continue with such unlawful actions and with their consequences. The defendants were charged that, in the mentioned period, they abused 26 persons in various forms and thus caused them great suffering and injuries of physical integrity and health. In October 2012, shortly before the conclusion of the first-instance proceedings, the prosecution modified the indictment and informed thereof in written the competent court. The defendants are charged with war crime against war prisoners which was committed from mid January 1992 until 29 April 1992. On the basis of command responsibility, the 1st defendant Stjepan Klarić is charged with failing to prevent the torture and inhumane treatment committed by his subordinates against war prisoners and with direct commission of the crime. Other four defendants are charged that they committed war crime against war prisoners, i.e. they are also charged as direct perpetrators. The indictment’s specification section has been amended in respect of Nada Miličević, Milorad Blagojević, Miloš Crnković and Rajka Majkić, the witnesses which the prosecution proposed during the main hearing. In addition, the following crime commission acts specified: forcing war prisoners to have sexual intercourse with female prisoners and the rape of female prisoners.   GENERAL INFORMATION Zagreb County Court Case file number: 9 K-RZ-6/11 War Crimes Council (panel): judge Marijan Garac, Council President, judges Mirjana Rigljan and Petar Šakić, Council Members Indictment: No. K-DO-384/10 of 18 November 2011 issued by the Zagreb ŽDO Prosecution: Robert Petrovečki, Zagreb County Deputy State’s Attorney Criminal offence: war crime against war prisoners, Article 122 of the OKZRH and Article 122 in conjunction with Article 28, paragraph 2 of the same Act. Defendants: Stjepan Klarić, Dražen Pavlović, Viktor Ivančin, Željko Živec and Goran Štrukelj Defence: Berislav Herceg, a lawyer practicing in Zagreb representing the 1st defendant Enver Vučetić, a lawyer practicing in Zagreb representing the 2nd defendant Mario Medak, a lawyer practicing in Zagreb representing the 3rd defendant Tomislav Jonjić, a lawyer practicing in Zagreb representing the 4th defendant Gordan Preglej, a lawyer practicing in Zagreb representing the 5th defendant

Victims (physically, mentally and/or sexually abused): Đorđe Jovičić, Dobroslav Gračanin, Milka Badrić, Milena Adamović, Danica Vuruna, Danica Poznanović, Zorka Hrkić, Pantelija Zec, Slobodan Kukić, Tomislav Božović, Damir Kalik, Branko Zeljak, Milorad Đuričić, Branimir Skočić, Miodrag Nikolić, Petra Došen, Vid Ninić, Slobodan Jasenski, Ljuban Grab, Dušica Nikolić, Borivoj Rogić, Nenad Filipović, Nebojša Kostadinović, Vojkan Živković, Nada Grab, one unidentified person, Nada Miličević, Milorad Blagojević, Miloš Crnković and Rajka Majkić VERDICT On 31 October 2012, the Zagreb County Court’s War Crimes Council pronounced the non-final verdict in which the defendants were found guilty and sentenced, as follows: – 1st defendant Stjepan Klarić – 3 years and 6 months prison sentence, – 2nd defendant Dražen Pavlović – 1 year prison sentence, – 3rd defendant Viktor Ivančin – 2 years prison sentence, – 4th defendant Željko Živec – 1 year prison sentence, – 5th defendant Goran Štrukelj – 1 year prison sentence. Detention against three defendants was vacated. The time which the defendants had spent in custody before this verdict will be added to the prison sentence, as follows: in respect of the first three defendants from 22 November 2010 until 31 October 2012; in respect of the fourth defendant from 22 November 2010 until 16 July 2012; and in respect of the fifth defendant Štrukelj from 22 November 2010 until 14 February 2012 and from 16 May 2012 until 16 July 2012.

Crime in Berak (defendant Milorad Momić)

Trial against Milorad Momić for war crime against civilians stated in Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH. INDICTMENT (SUMMARY) Defendant Milorad Momić is charged that, in his capacity as TO member together with other TO members, in 1991 in the period from 2 September until the end of autumn, he participated in activities of systematic psychological and physical abuse of entire civilian population in Berak. Their aim was to force the remaining non-Serb civilians out of the village in order to make it Serb-ethnic area. They imprisoned about 120 non-Serb civilians who remained in the village, by placing them in the big sheds of agri-business VUPIK. After that, they took them to the detention camp which had been established for that purpose in the houses of Maria and Petar Penavić and Mato Mitrović. Some of detained civilians were killed. They threatened to kill some of the mentioned civilians and frequently abused them physically by firing above their heads. They were bringing prisoners to the detention camp and beating them there; they were taking the prisoners in for questioning in the basement of Mato Mitrović’s house and were beating them there. With the purpose of establishing the mentioned goals, the defendant:

  • in the detention camp in Berak on not-precisely established date in autumn 1991 was beating with his hands Anđa Rušnov, Danica Rušnov and Mara Kujundžić,
  • in Berak on 5 September 1991, together with Ilija Čučković as previously agreed, killed Kata Garvanović in front of her house by firing a burst-fire, and thus he committed a war crime against civilians under Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH.

Amended/specified indictment of 12 October 2011 can be viewed (in Croatian) here. On 31 August 2012 the prosecution amended the indictment. With this amendment, Momić is charged that that in the village of Orolik on 2 September 1991, as a member of the Berak Territorial Defence together with several paramilitary formation members, he was hitting with his arms and feet Stanko Penavić, an inhabitant from Berak who had previously been detained and brought to Orolik. Because of this Penavić lost his consciousness, sustained several bone fractures and his 8 teeth were forced out. The defendant is no longer charged with incrimination (abuse of Anđa and Danica Rušnov and Mara Kujundžić and killing of Kata Garvanović). GENERAL INFORMATION Vukovar County Court Case file number: K -53/11 Defendant: Milorad Momić (kept in custody in Osijek, extradited from France on 2 September 2011, claims to be holding only French citizenship – obtained in 2006 – according to the press, his present name is Guy Monier) Criminal offence: war crime against civilians under Article 120, paragraphs 1 of the OKZRH War Crimes Council (panel): judge Nikola Bešenski, President of the Council; judges Milan Kojić and Irena Lenić, Council Members Prosecution: Vlatko Miljković, Vukovar County Deputy State Attorney Indictment: no. K-DO-42/01 of 5 April 2006 issued by the Vukovar ŽDO, amended in respect of the defendant (no. K-DO-42/01 on 12 October 2011 and on 31 August 2012) Defence: Tomislav Filaković, lawyer practising in Osijek (appointed defence counsel) Victims: – according to the initial indictment: – killed: Kata Garvanović; – beaten: Anđa Rušnov, Danica Rušnov, Mara Kujundžić – according to the indictment amended on 31 August 2012: – abused: Stanko Penavić VERDICT On 21 December 2012, the Vukovar County Court’s War Crimes Council pronounced the defendant Momić guilty and sentenced him to three years in prison.

Crime in Sunjska Greda

On 8 November 2010 at the Sisak County Court began the main hearing in the case of Milenko Vidak, charged with commission of war crime against civilians by killing a civilian Stjepan Sučić.
On 20 December 2010, the War Crimes Council of the Sisak County Court found the defendant guilty. He was sentenced to 8 years.

On 12 July 2011, the VSRH’s Appeals Chamber quashed the Sisak County Court’s first instance verdict due to major violations of the criminal procedure provisions and remanded the case for retrial.

On 17 April 2012, after the repeated first-instance trial, the Zagreb County Court’s War Crimes Council found the defendant guilty and sentenced him to 6 years in prison.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Sisak County Court

Case file number: K-14/10

War Crimes Council (panel): judge Snježana Mrkoci, President of the Council, judges of the Civil Division Predrag Jovanić and Alenka Lešić, Council members

Indictment: K-DO-36/08, of 20 September 2010 issued by the Sisak County State Attorney’s Office

Representing the prosecution: Ivan Petrkač, Sisak County Deputy State Attorney

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

Defendant: Milenko Vidak, extradited to Croatia on the basis of the decision of the Court for Serious Crimes in Trabzone in the Republic of Turkey, issued on 4 August 2009, is under detention in the Sisak prison

Defence: Domagoj Rupčić, lawyer practising in Sisak, court-appointed defence counsel

Victim: Stjepan Sučić, killed

 

Repeated first-instance trial

Zagreb County Court

Case file number:

War Crimes Council: judge Marijan Garac, Council President,

Indictment: the Sisak ŽDO, No. K-DO-36/08, of 20 September 2010

Prosecution:

 

TRIAL MONITORING REPORTS

SUNJSKA GREDA – trial monitoring reports from the main hearing (available in Croatian)

 

VERDICT

On 20 December 2010, the War Crimes Council of the Sisak County Court found the defendant guilty. He was sentenced to 8 years.

On 12 July 2011, the VSRH’s Appeals Chamber quashed the Sisak County Court’s first instance verdict due to major violations of the criminal procedure provisions and remanded the case for retrial.

On 17 April 2012, after the repeated first-instance trial, the Zagreb County Court’s War Crimes Council found the defendant guilty and sentenced him to 6 years in prison.

Crime in Osijek – the accused Mirko Sivić

Proceedings against Mirko Sivić for a war crime against civilians committed in Osijek. Due to incapacity of the defendant Sivić to stand trial because of an illness, his case had been separated from the trial against Branimir Glavaš et al., who already received final sentences.

INDICTMENT (SUMMARY)

The Indictment charges the 1st defendant Branimir Glavaš, the 2nd defendant Ivica Krnjak, the 3rd defendant Gordana Getoš Magdić, the 4th defendant Mirko Sivić, the 5th defendant Dino Kontić, the 6th defendant Tihomir Valentić and the 7th defendant Zdravko Dragić for a commission of a war crime against Osijek civilians. The 1st defendant, the 2nd defendant and the 3rd defendant have been charged that they violated the international law rules because they ordered the killing and inhumane treatment of civilians. The 4th defendant Mirko Sivić, the 5th defendant Dino Kontić, the 6th defendant Tihomir Valentić and the 7th defendant Zdravko Dragić have been charged that, together with other unidentified soldiers, they arrested and tortured civilians without any grounds, were taking them to the Drava river and were killing them there.

All defendants, excluding the 4th defendant Mirko Sivić, faced trial and received, in the meantime, legally binding (final) sentences for the war crime commission against civilians. More about that trial can be viewed (in Croatian)

The indictment No. K-DO-76/06 issued by the Osijek County State Attorney’s Office on 16 April 2007 can be viewed here:

– the first part
– the second part
GENERAL INFORMATION

Osijek County Court

Case file number: K-rz-7/11

War Crimes Council (panel): Judge Krunoslav Barkić, President of the Council, judges Miroslav Rožac and Darko Krušlin, Council members

Indictment: No. K-DO-76/06 issued by the Osijek County State Attorney’s Office on 16 April 2007,

Representing the Prosecution: Miroslav Kraljević, Osijek County Deputy State Attorney

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

Defendant: Mirko Sivić, not detained

Defence: Selim Šabanović, lawyer practising in Zagreb; Radan Kovač, lawyer practising in Osijek

Victims – killed persons: an unidentified male person and Alija Šabanović

Crime in Suknovci and Oklaj


On 31 January 2011 the main hearing began at the Šibenik County Court in the case of Goran Amanović, indicted for committing in the Promina area (Suknovci and Oklaj) a war crime against civilians under Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH.

On 20 May 2011, the War Crimes Council of the Šibenik County Court pronounced a verdict by which defendant Goran Amanović is acquitted of the charge of war crime against civilians.

The VSRH accepted the appeal of the State Attorney’s Office and quashed the first-instance acquitting verdict.

 

INDICTMENT (SUMMARY)

The defendant is charged that, as a member of Serb paramilitary units in Suknovci and Oklaj from the end of 1991 until 1994, contrary to international law rules, he physically abused and was beating elderly civilians of Croatian ethnicity, causing death to one elderly man by sustained injuries. Also, the defendant is charged with rape of one elderly female civilian, with attempted rape of another female person, and that he threatened, intimidated, terrorised civilians and plundered their property.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Šibenik County Court

Case file number: K-44/2010

War Crimes Council (panel): judge Nives Nikolac, President of the Council, judges Sanibor Vuletin and Branko Ivić, Council Members

Indictment: no. K-DO-30/06, of 27 December 2010 issued by the Šibenik County State Attorney’s Office

Prosecution: Emilio Kalabrić, Šibenik County Deputy State’s Attorney

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

Defendant: Goran Amanović, held in custody in the detention unit of the Šibenik prison, extradited to Croatia from Bosnia and Hezegovina

Defence: Mladen Klarić, lawyer practising in Šibenik, court-appointed defence counsel

Victims: Krsto Cota – died of sustained injuries from beating; female person (we do not provide the name) – rape victim; female person (we do not provide the name) – attempted rape victim; Stanko Bara – maltreated

 

VERDICT

On 20 May 2011, the War Crimes Council of the Šibenik County Court pronounced a verdict by which defendant Goran Amanović is acquitted of the charge of war crime against civilians.

The VSRH accepted the appeal of the State Attorney’s Office and quashed the first-instance acquitting verdict.

Crime in Maja (defendant Milan Boroević)

Trial against Milana Boroević, charged with a war crime against civilians, under Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH.

INDICTMENT (SUMMARY)

Indictment No. K-DO-11/03 of 7 June 2010 issued by the Sisak ŽDO charges defendant Milan Boroević with a war crime against civilians because in his capacity as civilian, with the purpose to kill Croatian ethnicity population who remained on temporarily occupied territory of the Republic of Croatia and to seize their property, he entered the house of Đuro Brdarić and killed him from automatic rifle and also strangled his mother Štefanija Brarić with a steel wire on 8 May 1993 in the village of Maja.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Zagreb County Court

War Crimes Council (judges’ panel): judge Tomislav Juriša, Council President

Indictment: No. K-DO-11/03 of 7 June 2010 issued by the Sisak ŽDO

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

Prosecution: Marijan Zgurić, Sisak County Deputy State’s Attorney

Defendant: Milan Boroević

Defence: Snježana Drvodelić, lawyer practicing in Petrinja

Victims – killed: Đuro Brdarić and Štefanija Brdarić
ABOUT THE TRIAL CONDUCTED BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL COURT IN GLINA (RSK)

The Municipal Court in Glina/the Republic of Srpska Krajina rendered the verdict on 15 June 1994 in which Milan Boroević was convicted of serious theft – committed on 8 May 1993 in Maja after having learned that Đuro and Štefanija Brdarić went missing, the defendant took out from their house pneumatic corn grinder and 100 kg of lard. He was sentence to 5 months in prison. However, this verdict has never become final and conclusive because the Republic of Serb Krajina ceased to exist after the Military Operation “Storm”.
TRIAL MONITORING REPORTS

Zločin u Maji (opt. Milan Boroević) – izvještaji s rasprave (available in Croatian language)

Crime in Tovarnik (defendant Aleksandar Trifunović)

Trial against Aleksandar Trifunović for war crime against civilians, as described and punishable stated in120 of the Basic Criminal Law Act of the Republic of Croatia (OKZRH).


INDICTMENT(SUMMARY)

On 1 February 2001, the Vukovar County State Attorney’s Office (here in after:ŽDO) issued the indictment against the 1st defendant Miloš Stanimirović and twenty three more persons including the 12th defendant AlekdandarTrifunović.

The indictment no. DO-K-34/00 of 1 February 2001 issued by the Vukovar ŽDO can be viewed (inCroatian) here.

During the trial, Trifunović was in custody and attended the trial, but the Vukovar County Court accepted registration of the defendant’s house to serve as a guarantee of his presence during the trial and thus it vacated his detention. The VSRH quashed the decision on guarantee and release from detention, but the defendant had already escaped from Croatia. An international arrest warrant was issued against him.

Based on the decision no.Kv-64/06 of 22 March 2006 issued by the County Court, the trial against Aleksandar Trifunović was separated from the trial against the other mentioned defendants, factual and legal description including the legal qualification of offences were modified.

According to the Vukovar ŽDO’s indictment issued on 29 March 2006, the defendant is charged with the following: after occupation of Tovarnik on 20 September 1991 by the so-called JNA and joined Serb paramilitary formations and extreme persons, the defendant joined the occupation forces in Tovarnik and together with others participated in the forming of local authority and tasks division on the basis of a mutual agreement with the purpose of making an ethnically clean area and preventing Croatian and other non-Serb population from furtherliving in the village; for that reason, they were expelling, killing, physically maltreating, arrogating property to them selves and destroying it; the defendant is also charged tha the participated in issuing decisions on carrying out activities subjecting entire civilian Croatian population to systematic physical and psychical abuse and that in his capacity as president of Mjesna zajednica (community office) he organised forced labour and was issuing passes for going out of the village, thus by violating international law rules at the time of armed conflict, the defendant was killing, and torturing civilians inflicting them great suffering and bodily injuries, carried out population displacement, plundered property, intimidated and terrorised them and treated them inhumanly, therefore, he committed criminal offences against humanity and international law – war crime against civilians, as described and punishable according to Article 120 of the OKZRH.

The Vukovar ŽDO’s indictment no. DO-K-34/00 of 29 March 2006 can be viewed (in Croatian) here.

GENERAL INFORMATION

VukovarCountyCourt

Casefilenumber:K-22/06

WarCrimesCouncil(panel): judge Slavko Teofilović, President of the Council; we are not familiar with the names of Council Members.

Indictment: the Vukovar ŽDO’s indictment no. DO-K-34/00of1February2001; no. DO-K-34/00of29March2006following the separation of the proceedings amended in respect of defendant Aleksandar Trifunović.

Prosecution:MiroslavŠarić, Vukovar County Deputy State Attorney

Criminaloffence: war crime against civilians stated in Article 120 of the OKZRH

Defendant:AleksandarTrifunović, unavailable to Croatian judiciary

Defencecounsel:IgorPlavšić, lawyer practicing in Vukovar

Victims:

killed:Đuro Grgić, Mato Živić, Željko Vrančić, Đuro Miklošević, Marko Šijaković, Đuka Došen, Ivan Zelić, Josip Šarčević, Miroslav Zelenika, Ruža Ivković, Stepan Kovačić, Jelka Krnić, Jozo Šišić, Ivan Adamović, Danijel Perković,Karlo Grbešić

Crime in the surroundings of Vukovar


Trial against Radivoj Ivković for war crime against civilians, as described and punishable according to Article 120 of the Basic Criminal Law Act of the Republic of Croatia (hereinafter: OKZRH).

INDICTMENT (SUMMARY)

The Vukovar ŽDO’s indictment issued on 30 April 2003 charges the defendant that, in his capacity as member of Serb paramilitary formations in one village in the surroundings of Vukovar in February 1992, he raped one female person and plundered property, and therefore he committed a war crime against civilians stated in Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Vukovar County Court

Case file number: K-21/03

War Crimes Council (panel): judge Slavko Teofilović, President of the Council; we are not familiar with the names of the Council Members

Indictment: no. K-DO-29/02 of 30 April 2003 issued by the Vukovar County State Attorney’s Office (ŽDO)

Prosecution: Vlatko Miljković, Vukovar County Deputy State Attorney

Criminal offence: war crime against civilians stated in Article 120, paragraph 1 of the the Basic Criminal Law Act of the Republic of Croatia (hereinafter: OKZRH)

Defendant: Radivoj Ivković, unavailable to the Croatian judiciary

Defence: Šimo Filipović, lawyer practising in Vinkovci

Victim (raped): one female person

TRIAL MONITORING REPORTS

Trial monitoring reports are available in Croatian: Okolica Vukovara izvještaji sa praćenja

Crime at Velepromet (defendant Petar Rašić)


Trial against Petar Rašić for war crime against civilians, as described and punishable according to Article 120 of the Basic Criminal Law Act of the Republic of Croatia (hereinafter: OKZRH).
INDICTMENT (SUMMARY)

The Vukovar County State Attorney’s Office (ŽDO) issued the indictment on 5 May 2003 against the 1stdefendant Petar Rašić, the 2nddefendant Milan Bulić (deceased now) and the 3rddefendant Mirko Vojnović (deceased now).

Click here to read in Croatian the Vukovar ŽDO’s indictment no. DO-K-12/99 of 5 May 2003.

The indictment charges Petar Rašić that in his capacity as member of Serb paramilitary formations, following the occupation of Vukovar on 18 November 1991, he was separating detained persons at the “Velepromet” and was taking them to so-called “stolarija” (carpentry room), many of which were later reported missing; he threatened detained persons at Ovčara that all of them should be killed; he requested Zvonimir Ivanišević be separated at the Velepromet and taken to the so-called carpentry where he was beaten and maltreated,

thus, by violating the provisions of international law at the time of occupation, he was killing and torturing civilians inflicting them great suffering and physical injuries harming their integrity and health, applying intimidation and terror measures, and acting inhumanely against them,

therefore, he committed a crime against humanity and international law – war crime against civilians, as described and punishable according to Article 120 of the OKZRH.
GENERAL INFORMATION

Vukovar County Court

Case file number: K-24/03

War Crimes Council (panel): judge Nikola Bešenski, President of the Council; we are not familiar with the names of the Council Members

Indictment: no. DO-K-12/99 of 5 May 2003 issued by the Vukovar County State Attorney’s Office,

Prosecution: Miroslav Šarić, Vukovar County Deputy State Attorney

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

Defendant: Petar Rašić, unavailable to the Croatian judiciary

Defence: Jovan Ajduković, lawyer practising in Vukovar

Victim (beaten and maltreated): Zvonimir Ivanišević
TRIAL MONITORING REPORTS

Velepromet izvještaji sa praćenja suđenja (the reports are available in Croatian language).