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Following the permission to re-open criminal proceeding in which the defendants Zoran Lakić, Marko Lacmanović, Rajko Radmanović, Zoran Radmanović, Bogdan Repaja and Drago Repaja were sentenced for a war crime against civilians, and after amendment of the indictment, the trial against the mentioned defendants was discontinued by way of applying the provisions of General Amnesty Act.


The Zadar County Court, in its final verdict No. K-58/95 of 15 March 1996, sentenced the defendants in their absence to prison terms in the duration of 20 years each. The Court found them guilty of committing a war crime against civilians under Article 120, paragraph 1 of the OKZRH.

On 16 February 2009, the Zadar County State Attorney’ Office filed a request (No. KT-87/95) for the re-opening of trial.

With the decision No. Kv-68/09, on 9 October 2009 the Zadar County Court accepted the State Attorney’s request and permitted the re-opening of trial against all the defendants by reversing it back to the investigation stage.

In the course of investigation stage, the State Attorney modified the factual and legal description as well as the legal qualification of offence by charging the defendants for commission of a criminal offence of endangering the territorial integrity referred to in Article 231, paragraph 1 of KZRH. This criminal offence is covered by General Amnesty Act. For that reason, investigative judge discontinued the trial on 1 April 2010.

Extra-trial chamber of the Zadar County Court quashed entirely the verdict no. K-58/95 of 15 March 1996 reached by the Zadar Count Court. It also quashed the detention and ordered warrants against the defendants to be withdrawn.

Decision by the Zadar County Court issued on 9 April 2010, you can see (in Croatian) here.