61-Year-Old Man Indicted for War Crime in Baranja

By 3 August 2022
61-Year-Old Man Indicted for War Crime in Baranja
Romulic & Stojcic

ZAGREB, 3 August, 2022 - The County Attorney's Office in Osijek has indicted a 61-year-old Croatian citizen for a war crime committed in March 1992 in the village of Vardarac in Baranja against a civilian who was aged 47 at the time.

The prosecutor's office reported that the 61-year-old man is charged with having acted contrary to international humanitarian law.

The 61-year-old is charged with attacking the 47-year-old along with two other suspects, who hit the victim in the head and chest and threatened to kill him.

One of the three suspects, who is no longer alive, stabbed the 47-year-old several times in the neck and upper chest, causing his death.

The prosecutor's office said the investigating judge had ordered pretrial detention for the 61-year-old due to the risk of escape.