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.