Crime at the Bršljenovica hill near Plaški
Trial against Dušan Kovačević, charged with a war crime against the wounded and sick referred to in Article 121 of the OKZ RH.
The defendant is charged that, in his capacity as member of Serb paramilitary formations of the Plaški Public Security Unit, in Plaški on 29 June 1992, in the area on the Bršljenovica hill where members of the mentioned Unit, the Martić’s Militia and Plaški MP set up the ambush and opened fire at members of the Croatian Army’s „14. domobranska pukovnija“ brothers Slavko and Zdravko Bionda, following their capture, he approached seriously wounded Zdravko Bionda and fired several shots in his head and thus killed him.
Rijeka County Court
War Crimes Council (judges’ panel): judge Ika Šarić, Council President
Indictment: No. K-DO-9/02 issued by the Karlovac ŽDO on 8 June 2011
Criminal offence: war crime against the wounded and sick referred to in Article 121 of the OKZRH
Proseuction: Doris Hrast, Rijeka County Deputy State’s Attorney
Accused person/defendant: Dušan Kovačević, unavailable
Victim – killed: Zdravko Bionda
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