Slavko Dokmanović

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Slavko Dokmanović
Slavko Dokmanovic.jpg
Dokmanović at the ICTY
Mayor of Vukovar
In office
May 1990 – May 1991
Succeeded by Marin Vidić
Minister of Agriculture of the RSK
In office
25 September 1991 – 19 December 1991
Preceded by Veljko Stoisavljević
Succeeded by Veljko Stoisavljević
Personal details
Born Slavko Dokmanović
(1949-12-14)December 14, 1949
Trpinja, Croatia, Yugoslavia
Died June 29, 1998(1998-06-29) (aged 48)
The Hague, Netherlands
Nationality Serb
Political party League of Communists of Croatia,
Social Democratic Party 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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  2. ^ Croatian Serb war crimes suspect found dead, BBC News, 29 June 1998

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