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Office of the County Prosecutor in Zagreb

No. DO-K-141/98
Zagreb, 14 December 1998 Urgent Detention


Pursuant to the provisions of Article 42, Paragraph 2, Item 3 of the Criminal Procedure Act, I hereby issue an



DINKO LJUBOMIR SAKIC, son of Mate and Ana, nee Sakic, born on 8 September 1921 in Studenci, JMBG 0809921390010, Croat, citizen of the Republic of Croatia, residing in Argentina, San Justo 2622 Yerua, secondary school graduate, merchant, married and father of three children, without property, not recorded in Conscription Service Records, with no previous convictions, currently in detention at the District Court in Zagreb, pursuant to the Ruling of the County Court in Zagreb No. KV-867/98 dated 13 November 1998, beginning from 18 June 1998, on the following charges:

in the events of World War II when, pursuant to the implementation of Nazi and racial laws and legal provisions against political opponents between 1941 and 1945, tens of thousands of civilians, mostly Jews, Roma, Serbs and Croats, were abused, tortured and killed in the Jasenovac camp, in the territory of the then “Independent State of Croatia”, after he had become a member of the “Ustasha Defense” on 18 February 1942 and working as head of the “General Section” and Deputy and Vice-Commandant at the headquarters of the “Stara Gradiska” and Jasenovac camps until April 1944 at the time when executions were carried out in these, and having become commandant of the Jasenovac camp in the beginning of April 1944, he continued until November 1944 by commanding and otherwise managing, taking and implementing decisions, with the abuse, torture and killing of internees by personally issuing orders and participating in their implementation and at the same time by not undertaking anything to prevent the other members of the “Ustasha Defense” from doing the same, resulting from which:

- he subjected the internees to excessively hard physical labor, starvation, physical and mental abuse which led to severe impairment of their health and, in a large number of cases, to death,

- a large, undetermined number of the sick and unfit for labor were executed after being singled out from the camp hospital and internee huts,

- during the period between April and November of 1944 individual internees continued to be taken to the “Zvonara” building, where such internees were tortured and abused, an undetermined number of them to death, following “investigations” of alleged offences,

- he allowed individual members of the Ustasha Defense, alone, without provocation and wantonly to abuse and kill individual internees, justifying such acts by alleged escape attempts and alleged slackness on extra-camp work, as well as by other “offences”, which resulted in death of an undetermined number of internees.

- under a system of individual and collective punishment, aimed at intimidating others, a number of internees were singled out, mostly at random, from “camp musters” and executed within the camp and on the camp execution sites – granik, Gradina, Mlaka and others – for alleged offences, so that, during his term of command from April to November 1994, on a number of occasions individual internees and groups of more than ten internees, with an undetermined total number were executed, some of whom were left hanging from posts in the camp for days, the internees Albert Izrael and cap-maker by the surname of Nisim among them,

- in the summer of 1944, prompted by the alleged escape of a musician internee named Wollner, he ordered a muster of the entire camp and singled out a number of internees, mostly members of the musical section and Jews, who were then taken to “Zvonara” and subsequently executed, while he personally shot dead the internees Avram Montiljo and Leon Perera with his pistol in front of the muster,

- on account of the internees organizing themselves under the leadership of Remzija Rebac, on 21. September 1944, he ordered a muster of the entire camp in front of which a group of 20 internees, including Remzija Rebac, Ladislav Matej, Musafija Heinrich, Boackovic Dmitar, Nikola Pejnovic, Branko Vojnovic, Stevan Scivkovic, Boro Sekulic and Pero Krajnovic, was executed by hanging, while he personally shot Dr Mile Boackovic dead with his pistol,

- from August to October 1994, after a number of railway cars full of internees and a number of groups of civilians from south of the river Sava had been brought to the Jasenovac camp, the execution of the said persons was carried out at granik and Gradina, resulting in an undetermined number of deaths,

- t h e r e f o r e, in breach of the rules of international law in times of war, he ordered and carried out torture, inhuman treatment and killing of civilians and ordered and carried out measures aimed at intimidating, terrorizing and forcing civilians to forced labor, as well as starving and collectively punishing them,

- by such acts – he committed a crime against humanity and international law - a war crime against the civilian population - recognized by, and punishable under, Article 120, Paragraph 1 of the Basic Penal Code of the Republic of Croatia.

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