Crime in Petrovci

Trial against Željko Vujić for a war crime against civilians as described and punishable under Article 120 of the Basic Criminal Law Act of the Republic of Croatia (OKZRH).

On 4 September 2007, the Vukovar County State Attorney’s Office (hereinafter: ŽDO) issued the indictment against the following defendants: Nikola Radojčić (absent), Miroslav Ivan (absent), Vojislav Buzaković (absent), Milenko Đurđević (absent), Predrag Stojčević (absent), Dragan Žakula (absent), Željko Vujić (present), Duško Samardžić (absent) and Željko Ćirković (absent).

The Vukovar ŽDO’s indictment No. K-DO-15/05 of 4 September 2007 can be viewed (in Croatian) here.

On 9 June 2011, the Vukovar County Court’s extra-trial chamber separated the proceedings in respect of defendant Željko Vujić who is charged that in the period from October 1991 until the end of February 1992, in his capacity as police member, he was unlawfully apprehending, detaining, interrogating, beating, threatening and abusing in other ways the civilians in Petrovci in the premises of the so-called Police of the Serb Autonomous Area (SAO) of Krajina and also in the local community centre called Društveni Dom; and thus he committed a war crime against civilians under Article 120 of the OKZRH.

The Vukovar ŽDO’s indictment No. K-DO-15/05 of 11 July 2011 can be viewed (in Croatian) here.


Vukovar County Court

Case file number: K-26/11

War Crimes Council:judge Nikola Bešenski, President of the Council; judges Slavko Teofilović and Željko Marin, Council Members

Indictment: issued by the Vukovar ŽDO, No. K-DO-15/05 of 4 September 2007, amended in respect of defendant Vujić on 11 July 2011 after separation of the proceedings

Prosecution: Vlatko Miljković, Vukovar County Deputy State Attorney

Criminal offence: war crime against civilians, Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OK ZRH

Defendant: Željko Vujić

Defence: Borislav Miodragović, a lawyer practising in Vukovar

Victims – physically tortured: Irinej Nađorđ, Željko Varga, Jaroslav Pap, Marijan Pap, Nikola Pap and Miroslav Pavlović

PETROVCI izvještaji s praćenja suđenja (in Croatian)