Case Name

Case name: Prijedor (AA)

Case Number

КТRZ 2/08

Broj žrtava

3

Number of accused

Defendant: AA

Ranking the Accused

Defendant's rank: lower police officer

Indictment date

11. December 2009. years

Case Phase

Case status: finally resolved

Duration of the procedure from the beginning of the trial

2 years 11 months

Number of examined witness

13

Date and outcome of the first instance verdict

30. September 2010. years
First instance judgment: 15 years in prison

Date and outcome of the decision of the Appellate Court

28. February 2011. years
Decision on appeal: lower court's judgment abolished, new trial ordered

Date and outcome of the verdict in the repeated trial

28. November 2011. years
Judgment upon repeated trial: 15 years in prison

Decision on appeal

30. November 2012. years
Appellate Court's decision: Acquitting judgment

Criminal offence

Criminal offence: war crime against civilian population, art. 142 (1) in re art. 22 (coperpatration), FRY Criminal Act

Factual description

Background facts: According to the indictment allegations, the accused, aided and abetted by three other suspects, engaged in the killing of three Bosniak Muslims in an incident that occurred in Prijedor, BH in March 1994. Speciffically, the accused, at the time member of the Republic of Srpska's reserve police force, threw a bomb on the victims' family home, whereupon he broke inside and killed the remaining survivors.

Procedural remarks

Procedural remarks: Three persons specified in the indictment as the crime coperpetrators were prosecuted before a BH court and sentenced to prison terms ranging from 10 to 20 years. The case against AA, a Republic of Serbia's citizen unavailable to the BH judicial authorities, was referred to the Serbian War Crimes Prosecutor's Office, which conducted the investigation and brought charges against this defendant.