Crime in Maja (defendant Milan Boroević)
Trial against Milana Boroević, charged with a war crime against civilians, under Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH.
Indictment No. K-DO-11/03 of 7 June 2010 issued by the Sisak ŽDO charges defendant Milan Boroević with a war crime against civilians because in his capacity as civilian, with the purpose to kill Croatian ethnicity population who remained on temporarily occupied territory of the Republic of Croatia and to seize their property, he entered the house of Đuro Brdarić and killed him from automatic rifle and also strangled his mother Štefanija Brarić with a steel wire on 8 May 1993 in the village of Maja.
Zagreb County Court
War Crimes Council (judges’ panel): judge Tomislav Juriša, Council President
Indictment: No. K-DO-11/03 of 7 June 2010 issued by the Sisak ŽDO
Criminal offence: war crime against civilians under Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH
Prosecution: Marijan Zgurić, Sisak County Deputy State’s Attorney
Defendant: Milan Boroević
Defence: Snježana Drvodelić, lawyer practicing in Petrinja
Victims – killed: Đuro Brdarić and Štefanija Brdarić
ABOUT THE TRIAL CONDUCTED BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL COURT IN GLINA (RSK)
The Municipal Court in Glina/the Republic of Srpska Krajina rendered the verdict on 15 June 1994 in which Milan Boroević was convicted of serious theft – committed on 8 May 1993 in Maja after having learned that Đuro and Štefanija Brdarić went missing, the defendant took out from their house pneumatic corn grinder and 100 kg of lard. He was sentence to 5 months in prison. However, this verdict has never become final and conclusive because the Republic of Serb Krajina ceased to exist after the Military Operation “Storm”.
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