THE HAGUE | 29.02.2004.
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LULL IN THE HAGUE

Of the six ongoing trials, four have been adjourned. Only two trials are set to continue next week: the trial of the former BH Army commanders accused of crimes in Central Bosnia and the trial of the retired JNA general who commanded the attack on Dubrovnik. Milosevic gets an office to prepare the defense case

THE HAGUE | 27.02.2004.

BRUTAL CONDITIONS IN DETENTION CENTRES IN BUGOJNO

Former detainee Zoran Gvozden testifies about bad living conditions in detention centres run by BH Army in Bugojno, how detainees were beaten severely and taken to do forced labour
THE HAGUE | 27.02.2004.

ACCUSED OVK MEMBERS PLEAD NOT GUILTY AGAIN

The accused pleaded not guilty to an amended indictment. Three former KLA members are accused of crimes against Serbian and Albanian civilians in the Lapusnik camp in Kosovo
THE HAGUE | 27.02.2004.

UNWILLING WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION

Former bodyguard of the accused Vidoje Blagojevic remembers little or nothing of the events in Srebrenica in July 1995. Compliments of the prosecution to the Republika Srpska authorities
THE HAGUE | 26.02.2004.

HOW THE PEOPLE OF DUBROVNIK PREPARED TO "WELCOME THE JNA"

Djelo Jusic insisted that pouring the "hot oil" over the conquerors of Dubrovnik was the only potential weapon he had heard of, despite the claims by General Strugar’s defense that there were Croatian Army units in Dubrovnik and that the witness’s brother Mujica joined those units.
THE HAGUE | 26.02.2004.

"A WELL-COORDINATED DUET" – KARADZIC AND KRAJISNIK

Prosecution expert testifies about the role that the accused Momcilo Krajisnik played in the "division of labor" at the top of the Serbian Democratic Party (SDS) in 1991 and 1992
THE HAGUE | 25.02.2004.

PROSECUTION WILL NOT CONTINUE WITH ITS CASE AGAINST MILOSEVIC

The Prosecution notified the Trial Chamber today that in order to avoid further unnecessary delays in the trial, it decided to rest its case against Slobodan Milosevic. Instead of hearing the testimony of the remaining witnesses, the prosecution seeks to admit further written and video evidence, including a "sincere and spontaneous" televised interview of the accused Milosevic from December 2000.
THE HAGUE | 25.02.2004.

MILOSEVIC'S DEFENCE CASE SET TO BEGIN ON 8 JUNE

Judges acknowledge that the prosecution rests its case; set the date for the beginning of the defence case, which is expected to last 150 days; and refuse to admit into evidence almost all of the new documents the prosecution tendered.
THE HAGUE | 25.02.2004.

VASILJEVIC'S SENTENCE REDUCED FROM 20 TO 15 YEARS

After the Appeals Chamber determined that the degree of Mitar Vasiljevic’s responsibility for the shooting of Bosniaks near Visegrad is less than the Trial Chamber determined in its first-instance judgment, it commuted his prison sentence.
THE HAGUE | 24.02.2004.

A SUSPECT SPEAKS OUT

Although the prosecutor warned Krsto Simic that as a suspect he had the right to remain silent, he decided to speak out about what he did eight and a half years ago in the Srebrenica area.
THE HAGUE | 24.02.2004.

A CAMPAIGN OF TERROR ORDERED BY THE "HIGHER AUTHORITIES"

The prosecution and defense rest in the trial of Radoslav Brdjanin, former president of the Crisis Staff of the so-called Autonomous Region of Krajina, who stands accused of genocide in northwestern Bosnia.
THE HAGUE | 23.02.2004.

BOSNIA AS A "CONNECTION"

Seventh witness at the trial of Momcilo Krajisnik, an expert of the Hague Tribunal, Pat Treanor analyses the genesis of the Serbian Democratic Party policy in BH from its inception in the summer of 1991 until the end of 1992
THE HAGUE | 23.02.2004.

HOW PEOPLE DIED UNDER SIEGE IN DUBROVNIK

Testimony of pathologist who carried out autopsies on victims of the three-month long siege and shelling of Dubrovnik - a UNESCO-protected town - in late 1991. General Strugar's defence challenges "partial autopsy" reports.
THE HAGUE | 22.02.2004.
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NEW UNCERTAINTIES IN THE MILOSEVIC CASE

Six trials continue, an appeals judgment will be handed down and three ex-KLA members re- enter their pleas. Will a judge's illness jeopardize the continuation of the Milosevic trial?
THE HAGUE | 22.02.2004.

JUDGE MAY RESIGNS

The Hague Tribunal announced that the Presiding Judge of the Trial Chamber hearing the case of Slobodan Milosevic resigned for health reasons. President Meron is confident that the resignation of Judge May, effective 31 May this year, will not have "an unduly disruptive effect" on any proceedings before the Tribunal.