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Vukovar Trio Testimony Given In Private

TU No 448, 13-Apr-06
Former Yugoslav People’s Army, JNA, officers Mile Mrksic, Veselin Sljivancanin and Miroslav Radic are charged with commanding troops responsible for the worst atrocity of the war in Croatia – the killings of at least 264 men taken from Vukovar’s hospital in November 1991.

The prosecution case is nearing its end with the last witnesses expected to be heard by the end of April. Prosecutors have presented evidence from those who were present at the hospital and from people who saw the subsequent executions at the nearby Ovcara farm.

The defence is expected to claim that those killed were Croatian soldiers and that the accused knew nothing about the executions. They blame Serbian paramilitaries who fought alongside the JNA.

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