ZAGREB, Dec 10, 2020 – The Supreme Court has upheld two convictions delivered by the Split County Court for war crimes committed around Sibenik and Dubrovnik, making them final.
In the first case, two Yugoslav People’s Army officers, Admiral Slobodan Rajcevic and Captain Cedomir Borojevic, were convicted for targeting the coastal city of Sibenik on September 16-23, 1991, thereby committing a crime against civilians as well as causing extensive damage.
Rajcevic was tried in absentia and sentenced to eight years and Borojevic, who pleaded guilty, to four.
In the second case, Milorad Kovacevic was sentenced to 4.6 years for failing to prevent the torture of Croatian prisoners of war in the Dubrovnik area in October 1991. Many sustained serious injuries and some are disabled.