Crime in Zrin


On 14 April 2011, the main hearing began at the Sisak County Court in the trial against Jablan Kejić, indicted for war crimes against war prisoners.

The first instance verdict was pronounced on 5 September 2011. In this verdict, the defendant Kejić was found guilty and sentenced to 7 years in prison.

The Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia amended the decision on the sentence issued by the first-instance court by sentencing defendant Kejić to 5 years in prison.

INDICTMENT (SUMMARY)

The indictment issued by the Sisak County State Attorney’s Office (ŽDO) no. K-DO-37/10 of 13 December 2010 charges defendants Jablan Kejić, Mirko Ćurčija, Milenko Milković and Momčilo Buinac that in their capacity as members of the so-called SAO Krajina armed units, after the 1st defendant Kejić arrested a wounded Croatian police member Šefik Pezerović in Kuljani, they were beating the mentioned prisoners, put him in a vehicle trunk and took him to one meadow in Zrin and killed him there by firing from firearms, thus they committed a war crime against war priosoners referred to in Article 122 of the OKZRH.

Click here to read in Croatian the indictment.

The indictment was amended at the main hearing held on 16 May 2011. The factual description was specified considering the fact that the trial against defendant Jablan Kejić who is available to the Court was separated from the trial against the other defendants.
GENERAL INFORMATION

Sisak County Court

Case file number: K-37/2010

Court council (panel): judge Snježana Mrkoci, President of the Council, judges Predrag Jovanić and Višnja Vukić, Council Members

Indictment: issued by the Sisak County State Attorney’s Office, no. K-DO-37/10 of 13 December 2010, amended at the main hearing on 16 May 2011.

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

Criminal offence: war crime against war prisoners under Article 122, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH

Defendant: Jablan Kejić (the so-called “SAO Krajina” army member), kept in custody

Defence: Zorko Konstanjšek, lawyer practising in Sisak

Victim: Šefik Pezerović, war prisoner, killed
TRIAL MONITORING REPORTS

Click here read in Croatian the trial monitoring reports on the ZRIN war crime case
VERDICT

The first instance verdict was pronounced on 5 September 2011. In this verdict, the defendant Kejić was found guilty and sentenced to 7 years in prison.

The Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia amended the decision on the sentence issued by the first-instance court by sentencing defendant Kejić to 5 years in prison.