Case Name

Case name: Ovčara III (AA)

Case Number

КТRZ 4/03

Broj žrtava

Number of accused

Defendant: AA

Ranking the Accused

Defendant's rank: lower military

Indictment date

17. October 2008. years

Case Phase

Case status: finally resolved

Duration of the procedure from the beginning of the trial

3 months 23 days

Number of examined witness

7

Date and outcome of the first instance verdict

23. June 2009. years
First instance judgment: 20 years in prison

Date and outcome of the decision of the Appellate Court

24. June 2010. years
Decision on appeal: 15 years in prison

Date and outcome of the verdict in the repeated trial

-

Criminal offence

Criminal offence: war crime against prisoners of war, art. 144 in re art. 22 (coperpetration), FRY Criminal Act

Factual description

Background facts: The court found that the defendant, acting as a member of the Vukovar Territorial Defence force, had been present in the shooting platoon which killed approximately 200 Croats - prisoners of war at the Ovčara farm outside Vukovar, Croatia. See Ovčara I.

Procedural remarks

Procedural remarks: Upon trial in absentia before the court in Osijek, Croatia, the defendant was sentenced to 12 years in prison. The defendant was subsequently arrested in Norway pursuant to an international arrest warrant and extradited to Serbia.