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Case name

Case name: Bosanski Petrovac - Gaj

Case number

КТО 7/14

Number of victims


Persons indicted

Defendants: 1

Rank(s) of person(s) indicted

lower military

Indictment date

Case stage

Case status: finally settled

Duration of proceedings since trial commencement

6 years 3 months

Witnesses examined


Date and outcome of the first instance verdict

sentenced to 4 years in prison

Date and outcome of decision on appeal

lower court's judgment abolished

Date and outcome of verdict in new trial

sentenced to 4 years in prison

Additional info

Appellate proceedings

Pursuant to the Belgrade Appellate Court's decision, the defendant was sentenced to 5 years in prison.

Criminal offence

Criminal offence: war crime against civilian population, art. 142 (1), FRY Criminal Act

Background facts

Background facts:
According to the indictment allegations, the accused, at the time soldier of the Republic of Srpska’s Army, killed three Muslim civilians and attempted to kill two others in an incident that took place in Bosanski Petrovac, BH on 20 September 1992.

Procedural remarks

Procedural remarks:
AA was initially indicted before the Cantonal Court in Bihać, BH. As the accused was unavailable to the BH authorities, the case was referred to the OWCP.