Case Name

Case name: Vukovar (AA) - Single verdict from Ovčara 1

Case Number

КТRZ 3/09

Broj žrtava

5

Number of accused

Defendant:AA

Ranking the Accused

Defendant's rank: lower military

Indictment date

31. March 2010. years

Case Phase

Case status: Finally resolved

Duration of the procedure from the beginning of the trial

11 months 16 days

Number of examined witness

4

Date and outcome of the first instance verdict

1. November 2010. years
First instance judgment: 9 years in prison

Date and outcome of the decision of the Appellate Court

19. March 2011. years
Decision on appeal: Judgment confirmed

Date and outcome of the verdict in the repeated trial

-

Criminal offence

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

Factual description

Background facts: According to the court findings, on 14 September 1991, defendant AA, at the time member of the Vukovar Territorial Defence force, accompanied by another soldier, entered the cellar of a family home in Vukovar, Croatia, where the two found a group of Croat civilians hiding inside. The defendant took two males out of the cellar and killed them. The defendant's unidentified accomplice then threw a hand grenade into the cellar and killed two female persons in the process, whereas another civilian sustained grave bodily injuries.

Procedural remarks

Procedural remarks: The defendant was previously sentenced to 20 years in prison in the Ovčara I case (see the case description). The court sentenced the defendant to a single 20 years' term.