Crime in Podvožić

There is a pending proceedings against Marko Bolić, indicted for committing a criminal offence against humanity and international law by unlawful killing and wounding the enemy as referred to in Article 124, paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Basic Criminal Law Act of the Republic of Croatia (OKZRH). INDICTMENT (SUMMARY) The defendant is charged that, in his capacity as member of armed formation “Skrad Company” of the so-called SAO Krajina, on 4 November 1991 following the order given by Boro Ercegovac who was a commander of the units in the Logorište military barracks to carry out a breakthrough from the military barracks, he killed Croatian Army members Marijan Jakšić and Darko Tuškan when he came across them in the village of Podvožić. Having spotted the enemy’s army, Marijan Jakšić and Darko Tuškan pulled over and got out from their personal vehicle, and then laid down a carabine and a hand grenade on the hood and raised their hands up as a sign of surrender. Together with Rado Bolić, although their lives were not directly endangered, the defendant opened fire from personal firearms and shot Marijan Jakšić and Darko Tuškan, who died from sustained injuries at the crime scene. You can view the Indictment No. K-DO-33/10 of 18 April 2011 issued by the Karlovac County State Attorney’s Office (in Croatian) here. GENERAL INFORMATION Karlovac County Court Case No.: K-38/2011 War Crimes Council (panel): judge Ante Ujević, President of the Council, judges Alenka Laptalo and Denis Pancirov, Council Members Indictment: No. K-DO-33/10, issued by the Karlovac County Deputy State Attorney on 18 April 2011

Prosecution: Gordana Križanić, Karlovac County Deputy State Attorney

Criminal offence: unlawful killing and wounding the enemy referred to in Article 124, paragraphs 1 and 2 of the OKZRH Defendant: Marko Bolić Defence: Nenad Mamula, lawyer practicing in Karlovac Victims – killed: Marijan Jakšić and Darko Tuškan TRIAL MONITORING REPORTS PODVOZIC izvjestaji s pracenja (the reports are available in Croatian language)