Radić, Miroslav

Miroslav RadicMiroslav Radić was a captain in the Yugoslav Peoples Army (JNA) and commander of the special infantry unit in the 1st Battalion of the 1st Guards Motorised Brigade. In this capacity, he is reported to have taken part in the attack on Vukovar which took place from the end of August until 18 November 1991. During this attack, hundreds of civilians were killed by the Serbian forces and the vast majority of the remaining non-Serbs were forced to leave. Miroslav Radić was alleged to have directed, commanded, controlled, or otherwise exercised effective control over Serb forces responsible for the mistreatment and killing of non-Serbs taken from the Vukovar Hospital to the Ovčara farm.

Miroslav Radić was indicted along with Mile Mrkšić and Veselin Šljivančanin by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on 7 November 1995 (Case IT-95-13/1 "Vukovar Hospital"). He was charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes including persecutions on political, racial, and religious grounds, extermination, murder, torture, inhuman acts and cruel treatment. Radić pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

On 27 September 2007 the Trial Chamber found that soldiers under the command of Miroslav Radić, had provided the initial security of the Vukovar Hospital, but that he had not known about the crimes committed at Ovčara. Radić was acquitted of all charges.

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