On 11 February 2009, the Supreme Court of Serbia in its final verdict accepted the appeal by the Prosecution. Following to that, the verdict of the War Crimes Chamber of the District Court in Belgrade of 8 July 2008 was modified in respect of the sentence pronounced to Zdravko Pašić. Pašić received a final sentence (legally binding) of 10 years imprisonment because he committed a war crime against civilians by killing one doctor of Croatian ethnicity Dragutin Krušić in Slunj in 1991.
You can read the Indictment of the Office of the War Crimes Prosecutor of the Republic of Serbia issued on 7 November 2007 here (PDF, 71 KB).
Belgrade District Court
Department: War Crimes Chamber
Chamber: judge Snežana Nikolić Garotić, President; judges Vesko Krstajić and Vinka Beraha Nikičević, Members
Indictment: issued by the Office of the War Crimes Prosecutor of the Republic of Serbia issued on 7 November 2007
Criminal offence: war crime against civilians under Article 142, paragraph 1 of the KZSRJ, in conjunction with Article 22 of the KZSRJ (co-perpetration)
Defendant: Zdravko Pašić
Victim – killed: Dragutin Krušić, a civilian of Croatian ethnicity
On 8 July 2008, the War Crimes Chamber of the District Court in Belgrade reached and pronounced the verdict in which the defendant Zdravko Pašić was found guilty for committing a war crime against civilians and sentenced to 8 years in prison.
You can see the aforementioned first-instance verdict here (PDF, 511 KB).
On 11 February 2009, the Supreme Court of Serbia accepted the appeal by the Office of the War Crimes Prosecutor and modified the first-instance verdict in respect of the sentence by sentencing the defendant Pašić to 10 years in prison. This verdict is final.
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