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Case name

Vukovar (AA) - Single verdict from Ovčara 1

Case number

КТRZ 3/09

Number of victims


Persons indicted


Rank(s) of person(s) indicted

lower military

Indictment date

Case stage

finally resolved

Duration of proceedings since trial commencement

11 months 16 days

Witnesses examined


Date and outcome of the first instance verdict

9 years in prison

Date and outcome of decision on appeal

Decision on appeal: Judgment confirmed

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 findings, on 14 September 1991, defendant AA, at the time member of the Vukovar Territorial Defence force, accompanied by another soldier, entered the cellar of a family home in Vukovar, Croatia, where the two found a group of Croat civilians hiding inside. The defendant took two males out of the cellar and killed them. The defendant's unidentified accomplice then threw a hand grenade into the cellar and killed two female persons in the process, whereas another civilian sustained grave bodily injuries.

Procedural remarks

The defendant was previously sentenced to 20 years in prison in the Ovčara I case (see the case description). The court imposed an aggregate sentence of 20 years in prison.