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.