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Case name


Case number


Number of victims


Persons indicted

Persons indicted: 1

Rank(s) of person(s) indicted

middle military

Indictment date

Case stage

proceedings suspended due to circumstances temporarily preventing the prosecution

Duration of proceedings since trial commencement

8 months 14 days

Witnesses examined

Date and outcome of the first instance verdict

Proceedings before a first instance court suspended due to circumstances temporarily preventing the prosecution

Date and outcome of decision on appeal


Date and outcome of verdict in new trial


Criminal offence

war crime against civilian population under art. 142 (1) re art. 22 (co-perpetration) of the FRY Criminal Act

Background facts

According to the indictment allegations, the accused, in his capacity as commander of the 3rd Battalion operating within the 472nd Motorized Brigade of the Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA), ordered and participated in the attack on the Old City in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The attack resulted in the killing of two and wounding of three civilians, alongside the destruction of six buildings protected by the UNESCO as part of the world cultural heritage.

Procedural remarks

Originally addressed by the ICTY, this has been the only case referred to Serbia pursuant to rule 11bis of the ICTY Rules of Procedure and Evidence. Shortly after the beginning of trial, the case was suspended as the defendant was found unable to stand trial due to a mental disorder.