Podgorica court sentences Montenegrin to 14 years for war crime in Kosovo

Podgorica court sentences Montenegrin to 14 years for war crime in Kosovo

Podgorica court sentences Montenegrin to 14 years for war crime in Kosovo Izvor: N1

A Podgorica court convicted Vlado Zmajevic, a Montenegrin national, accused of war crime against civilians in 1999 during the Kosovo war, and sentenced him to 14-years imprisonment in the first instance, handing down the longest ever punishment for a war crime in Montenegro, the Beta news agency reported on Wednesday.

According to the charges, Zmajevic violated the Geneva Convention on the protection of civilians during armed conflicts when as a volunteer member of the Yugoslav Army Infantry Battalion took part in the killing of killed four Albanian civilians on March 30, in the village of Zegra, and looting the locals' property .

His attorney Ljiljana Koldzic said she was shocked by the verdict, adding it was passed without single evidence, while Lidija Vukcevic, a prosecutor, said she stood by the charges.

Zmajevic pleaded not guilty last September during the first hearing. He denied taking part in either murders or looting.


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