Case Name

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

Case Number

КТRZ 3/09

Broj žrtava


Number of accused


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


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.