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Case name

Ovčara IV

Case number

КТRZ 6/11

Number of victims

Овчара I

Persons indicted

Defendant: АА

Rank(s) of person(s) indicted

lower military

Indictment date

Case stage

finally resolved

Duration of proceedings since trial commencement

2 years 4 months

Witnesses examined


Date and outcome of the first instance verdict

First-instance judgment: 20 years in prison

Date and outcome of decision on appeal

Decision on appeal: 15 years in prison

Date and outcome of verdict in new trial


Criminal offence

war crime against prisoners of war under article 144 of the FRY Criminal Act

Background facts

According to the court findings, the defendant - at the time part of the Vukovar Territorial Defence force - was present in the shooting platoon which killed approximately 200 Croat prisoners of war at the Ovčara farm outside Vukovar, Croatia. See the Ovčara I.

Procedural remarks