On 12 June 2007, the Trial Chamber sentenced Martić to 35 years imprisonment for crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war, including persecutions, murder, torture, deportation, attacks on civilians and wanton destruction of civilian areas.
The Trial Chamber found that Martić had participated in a joint criminal enterprise whose aim was to create a unified Serb territory through the forcible removal of the non-Serb population inhabiting areas under his control.
The Trial Chamber found that virtually the entire Croat and other non-Serb population were expelled from the area under Martić's control. His guilt was affirmed for the crimes committed in the villages of Hrvatska Dubica, Baćin, Saborsko, Lipovača, kabrnja, Nadin, and Bruka among others. He was also found guilty of ordering indiscriminate rocket attacks on the city of Zagreb on 2 and 3 May 1995 in which seven people died and more than 200 were wounded.