Slavko Dokmanović

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Slavko Dokmanović
Dokmanović at the ICTY
Mayor of Vukovar
In office
May 1990 – May 1991
Succeeded byMarin Vidić
Minister of Agriculture of the RSK
In office
25 September 1991 – 19 December 1991
Preceded byVeljko Stoisavljević
Succeeded byVeljko Stoisavljević
Personal details
Slavko Dokmanović

(1949-12-14)December 14, 1949
Trpinja, PR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia
DiedJune 29, 1998(1998-06-29) (aged 48)
The Hague, Netherlands
Cause of deathSuicide by hanging
Political partyLeague of Communists of Croatia

Slavko Dokmanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Славко Докмановић; 14 December 1949 – 29 June 1998) was a Croatian Serb who was charged with grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions, violation of the customs of war and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for his actions in the Vukovar massacre while he served as the city's mayor.[1]

Dokmanović faced two charges of each count. He was arrested in 1997 by the Polish special forces GROM and pleaded not guilty to all charges. However, he died on 29 June 1998, having hanged himself in his cell,[2] and his trial's proceedings soon stopped without a verdict. He was indicted along with Mile Mrkšić, Veselin Šljivančanin and Miroslav Radić, who were all on trial for their alleged role in the massacre.

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