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Case name


Case number

KTRZ 5/10

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

1 year 6 months

Witnesses examined


Date and outcome of the first instance verdict

12 years in prison

Date and outcome of decision on appeal

first-instance 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 finding. the defendant, acting as a member of the Croat armed force, forcibly entered the home of a Serb civilian and killed him in the presence of his wife. The incident took place in the course of the 'cleansing' operation in village Rastovac, Croatia on 31 October 1991.

Procedural remarks