Prosecutor v. Zelenović

Citation: IT-96-23/2

Link to the full case: http://www.icty.org/case/zelenovic/4

Trial Judgment: 4 April 2007

Appeal Judgment: 31 October 2007


Dragan Zelenović was a Bosnian Serb soldier and acting military policeman in Foča. He was tried for allegedly having committed, planned, ordered, or otherwise aided and abetted in the execution of crimes against Bosnian Muslims in Foča, including the gang rape of Bosniak women.


Zelenović was accused of individual criminal responsibility for torture and rape both as violations of the laws or customs of war and crimes against humanity. He pleaded guilty and the Trial Chamber accepted his guilty plea and statement of guilt for crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war for torture and rape in 2007. He was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment. In 2007, the Appeals Chamber affirmed the sentence handed down to Zelenović.


Summary based on notes from the IJRC