The Montenegrin Vlado Zmajevic sentenced to 14 years in prison for war crimes in Kosovo

Vlado Zmajevic
 Montenegro's Court of Appeals upheld the ruling in which the Montenegrin citizen Vlado Zmajevic was sentenced to 14 years in prison for the crime: war crimes against civilians. The Court of Appeal objected to all the requests of Zmajevic's defense lawyers, upholding the earlier ruling by the Podgorica Supreme Court.

Zmajevic, a former volunteer and member of the Yugoslav Army  has been convicted of killing four Albanian civilians in the village of Zegra near Gjilan in 1999. The Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal in Podgorica have admitted evidence that Zmajevic initially killed one shepherd because he responded to him in the Albanian language.

He then killed two men and a woman in front of their home. The judge of this case said that in the first investigation Zmajevic admitted to having committed the killings, but denied prior confessions during court proceedings.

The legal representative of the victims 'families, Loro Markic, told the media that the victims' families believe the justice has been fully achieved.

"The injured families consider this to be a mild punishment for the offenses committed because they are victims who have been feeding their families," said the lawyer Markic.

During the last war in Kosovo in 1998/1999, around 13,500 people have been killed. More than 1,600 people have been lost.
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