Crime at KPD Stara Gradiška and in Gornji Varoš (defendant Marko Živković)

Trial against Marko Živković, charged with a war crime against civilians referred to in Article 142, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH.



Požega District Court

Case file no.: K. 17/93

Judges’ panel: judge Branimir Miljević, presiding; judge Ljiljana Štirmer, member; lay judges Đuro Domljanović, Josip Valinčić and Adam Buhele, members

Indictment: no. KT 49/92 of 26 February 1993 issued by the Požega District State’s Attorney Office

Criminal offence: war crime against civilians referred to in Article 142, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH

Defendant: Marko Živković, unavailable

Defence Counsel: Željko Tir, lawyer practicing in Požega

Victims – unlawfully arrested, detained and/or maltreated: Viktor Mihajlinović, Matija Filjević and Željko Grladinović



According to the Požega District Court’s verdict rendered on 29 April 1993, defendant Marko Živković was found guilty as charged that in the former penitentiary-correctional facility “KPD Stara Gradiška” and in the village Gornji Varoš, in his capacity as Militia member of the so-called SAO Krajina, he was unlawfully arresting, torturing, maltreating and injuring civilians and looting their property. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison.

The Požega District Court’s verdict no. K. 17/93-8 of 29 April 1993 is available in Croatian here.

The Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia at its session held on 12 August 1993 accepted the appeal by the State Attorney and amended the first-instance verdict in the section determining the punishment and sentenced defendant Marko Živković to 14 years in prison.

The VSRH verdict no. I Kž 620/1993-3 of 12 August 1993 is available in Croatian here.