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Case name

Stara Gradiška (AA)

Case number

КТRZ 14/7

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

2 years 5 months

Witnesses examined


Date and outcome of the first instance verdict

5 years in prison

Date and outcome of decision on appeal

lower court's 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

The court found that on an unidentified day between the former part of October 1991 and late January 1992, the defendant, at the time member of the Republic of Srpska Krajina's Territorial Defence force, had brutalized and otherwise tortured three Croat civilians - inmates of the prison in Stara Gradiška, Croatia.

Procedural remarks

The Croatian State Prosecutor referred evidence in this case to the Serbian War Crimes Prosecutor.