Crime in Saborsko
Trial against Zdravko Pejić, charged with a war crime against civilians referred to in Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH.
The defendant is charged that in his capacity as member of the so-called Plaški Territorial Defence, after the attack on Saborsko and surrounding hamlets and their occupation by Serb formations, during the search house to house in the hamlet of Šolaje on 12 November 1991, on the occasion when four civilians were forced out of the basement from one of the searched houses, he separated husband and wife Nikola and Kata Dumančić, both of Croatian ethnicity, and shot them dead by automatic rifle in the yard of that house.
The Karlovac ŽDO Indicment No. K-DO-4/03 of 22 December 2011 is available in Croatian here.
Rijeka County Court
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War Crimes Council (judges' panel): judge Ika Šarić, Council President, judges Zoran Sršen and Srebrenka Šantić, Council Members
Indictment: no. K-DO-4/02 of 22 December 2011 issued by the Karlovac ŽDO
Criminal offence: war crime against civilians referred to in Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH
Prosecution: Nenad Bogosavljev, Rijeka County Deputy State’s Attorney
Defendant: Zdravko Pejić, unavailable
Defence Counsel: Ružica Spasojević, court appointed attorney
Victims-killed: Nikola and Kata Dumančić