Crime in Novo Selište

On 1 December 2010, the VSRH rendered a decision that the defendant Stojan Letica would be tried in his absence.


The charges against Stojan Letica accuse him that on 30 November 1991 at approximately 19.00 hours in Novo Selište as a member of non-regular army of the so-called SAO Krajina, when on patrol, aware of the fact that Stjepan Šubić, a civilian person of Croatian nationality, was alone in his house, fired several shots from the “M-70” rifle through the open window in the back of Stjepan Šubić, who instantly died from sustained injuries, and therefore he committed a criminal act of a war crime against civilians under Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH.

You can read the Indictment here. (in Croatian)

Sisak County Court

Case file number: K-43/08

Council: judge Melita Avedić, Council President, judges Željko Mlinarić and Ljubica Rendulić Holzer, Council Members

Indictment: No. K-DO-44/06 of 26 November 2008 issued by the Sisak County State Attorney’s Office.

Prosecution: Sonja Rapić, Sisak County Deputy State’s Attorney

Criminal act: a war crime against civilians, Article 120 paragraph 1 of the OKZRH

Defendant: Stojan Letica, member of the so-called “SAO Krajina” army, not present at the trial

Defence: Antonio Kaleb, a lawyer practicing in Sisak

Victim: Stjepan Šubić – a civilian, killed


NOVO SELIŠTE izvještaji sa suđenja – available in Croatian