Crime at the Bršljenovica hill near Plaški


Trial against Dušan Kovačević, charged with a war crime against the wounded and sick referred to in Article 121 of the OKZ RH.

INDICTMENT (SUMMARY)

The defendant is charged that, in his capacity as member of Serb paramilitary formations of the Plaški Public Security Unit, in Plaški on 29 June 1992, in the area on the Bršljenovica hill where members of the mentioned Unit, the Martić’s Militia and Plaški MP set up the ambush and opened fire at members of the Croatian Army’s „14. domobranska pukovnija“ brothers Slavko and Zdravko Bionda, following their capture, he approached seriously wounded Zdravko Bionda and fired several shots in his head and thus killed him.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Rijeka County Court

Case No.:

War Crimes Council (judges’ panel): judge Ika Šarić, Council President

Indictment: No. K-DO-9/02 issued by the Karlovac ŽDO on 8 June 2011

Criminal offence: war crime against the wounded and sick referred to in Article 121 of the OKZRH

Proseuction: Doris Hrast, Rijeka County Deputy State’s Attorney

Accused person/defendant: Dušan Kovačević, unavailable

Defence:

Victim – killed: Zdravko Bionda