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Criminal complaint for crime in Kralan

10.10.2013

The Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) has filed a criminal complaint against six identified officers and members of the 125th Motorized Brigade of the Yugoslav Army (125th YA MtBr), the Commander of the 24th Detachment of the Special Police Units (SPU), a number of unidentified members of the YA and the 24th Detachment of the SPU, owing to the reasonable suspicion that they ordered or executed the murder of 78 men – Kosovo Albanians – in the village of Kraljane (the Municipality of Đakovica) on April 4th, 1999. Among the accused are Dragan Živanović, the then Commander of the 125th YA MtBr, Žarko Braković, the then Commander of the 24th Detachment of the SPU, Đorđe Nikolić, the Chief of Staff of the Command of the 125th YA MtBr, and Robert Šmajcelj, the Deputy Commander of Combat Group 5 of the 125th YA MtBr.

For more information about the crime, see Kralan on Zone (of)nonresponsibility.