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Case name

Tenja I

Case number

КТRZ 9/08

Number of victims


Persons indicted


Rank(s) of person(s) indicted

lower police officer

Indictment date

Case stage

finally resolved

Duration of proceedings since trial commencement

1 year 1 month

Witnesses examined


Date and outcome of the first instance verdict

First instance judgment: 10 years in prison

Date and outcome of decision on appeal

Decision on appeal: 12 years in prison

Date and outcome of verdict in new trial

Criminal offence

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

Background facts

According to the court's finding, the defendant and another individual - both part of the Serb Police force at the relevant time - took the life of a Croat prisoner of war in the area of Tenja, Croatia on 20 November 1992. The two police officers removed the wounded victim from the local health centre, forced him into a vehicle and a short while later killed him on the road.

Procedural remarks

The Serbian War Crimes Prosecutor received evidence in this case from the Croatian State Prosecutor.