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Case name

Scorpions II

Case number

КТRZ 3/05

Number of victims


Persons indicted


Rank(s) of person(s) indicted

members of the Scorpions paramilitary unit

Indictment date

Case stage

finally resolved

Duration of proceedings since trial commencement

3 years 3 months

Witnesses examined

Date and outcome of the first instance verdict

first instance judgment / years in prison
AА - 20
BB - 20
GG - 13
DD - 5

VV - acquitted of charges

Date and outcome of decision on appeal

Appellate Court's decision / years in prison
АА - 15
BB - 20
GG - 13
DD - first instance verdict abolished
VV - acquitted of charges

Date and outcome of verdict in new trial

In repeated proceedings, DD was sentenced to 5 years in prison.

Criminal offence

war crime against civilian population under article 142 (1) of the FRY Criminal Act

Background facts

Aided and abetted by 3 other members of their unit, the defendants took the lives of 6 captured Bosnian Muslims.

Procedural remarks

The indictment in this case was raised in line with articles 46 (2.3), 265 (1) and 266 of the Criminal Procedure Code.