Trial into Lovas massacre under way

The war crimes trial for the group accused of killing 70 Croatian civilians in the village of Lovas in 1991 begins today.

Source: B92
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The trial is being held at the Belgrade District Court’s War Crimes Chamber.

Four former members of the local government and four Yugoslav People's Army, JNA, officers, together with six members of the Dušan Silni (Mighty Dušan) paramilitary formation, stand accused of the war crimes committed in October 1991 in Croatia.

According to the indictment, 21 people were killed during the attack on Lovas on October 10, 1991, after which 22 civilians were killed in their homes and gardens. By October 18, another 23 people had been killed in makeshift prisons in the village.

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