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Case name

Medak (AB)

Case number

KTRZ 10/07

Number of victims

see Мedak (АА et al.)

Persons indicted


Rank(s) of person(s) indicted

lower military

Indictment date

Case stage

finally resolved

Duration of proceedings since trial commencement

3 years

Witnesses examined


Date and outcome of the first instance verdict

AB: acquitted of charges

Date and outcome of decision on appeal

Decision on appeal:
AB: judgment abolished, new trial ordered

Date and outcome of verdict in new trial

Judgment in new trial:
AB: acquitted of charges

Additional info

Appellate proceedings

Decision on appeal / years in prison:
AB: 1 year in prison

Appellate proceedings

Decision on appeal:
* AB: acquitted of charges

Criminal offence

Background facts

According to the court's findings, in the period between 3 and 8 September 1991, defendants AA, AG and AD - at the time members of the Territorial Defence and reserve police forces in the area of Gospić, Croatia - engaged in the torture of Croatian police officers who had laid down their arms.

* Being found guilty for the first time in appellate proceedings, defendant AB was entitled to additional appeal (see article 463 pf the Criminal Procedure Code)

Procedural remarks

In a trial held in absentia before a court in Croatia, the defendants were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 6 to 8 years. The Croatian State Prosecutor subsequently referred the case to the Serbian War Crimes Prosecutor.