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Prlic et al.

Jadranko Prlic, Bruno Stojic, Slobodan Praljak, Milivoj Petkovic, Valentin Coric, Berislav Pusic

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29.11.2017.

DRAMA AS TRIBUNAL DELIVERS ITS LAST VERDICT

As soon as the Appeals Chamber confirmed his first-instance verdict and 20-year prison sentence, Praljak shouted that he was not a war criminal and drank poison. After first aid was administered at the Tribunal, Praljak was taken to hospital. The Appeals Chamber resumed the hearing after two and a half hours. The findings in the trial judgment about the existence of an international armed conflict and a joint criminal enterprise whose goals were shared by President Franjo Tudjman and other Croatian officials. The sentences delivered by the Trial Chamber were confirmed for all the accused
05.07.2017.

CROATIA'S REQUEST TO TAKE PART IN PRLIC ET AL . CASE REJECTED AGAIN

The Tribunal's Appeals Chamber have rejected Croatia's request for a review of the decision not to grant the state the role of an amicus curiae in the case against former Herceg Bosna leaders. Its second request, to 'rehabilitate' Tuđman, Šušak, and Bobetko, has not been considered at all as Croatia is not a party in the Prlic et al. case
28.03.2017.

DOUBLE HERCEG BOSNA LEADERS’ SENTENCES, PROSECUTION ASKS ON APPEAL

The prosecution contends the Appeals Chamber should double the sentences the former Bosnian Croat leaders received at trial: they should get a total of 225 years in prison for the crimes committed in 1993 and 1994 in Herceg Bosna
27.03.2017.

PUSIC’S DEFENSE: CHAMBER CHOSE TO DISREGARD INCOVENIENT FACTS

Berislav Pusic’s defense contends that the Trial Chamber chose to ‘disregard inconvenient facts’ that ‘do not fit the narrative of the existence of a joint criminal enterprise’. Pusic did not have the power to influence the conditions in detention centers. According to the defense, he was just a pencil pusher
24.03.2017.

CORIC’S DEFENSE: JUDGMENT BASED ON ‘FORGERIES’

The defense of the former HVO Military Police Administration Valentin Coric challenges all the findings in the trial judgment, arguing that it is based on ‘forged documents’ and wrong ideas about ‘isolated incidents’
24.03.2017.

PETKOVIC DENIES HE WAS PART OF CRIMINAL PLAN

The defense of the former HVO Main Staff commander Milivoj Petkovic claims there was no plan to ethnically cleans Muslims from Herceg Bosna, that the ethnic composition of every town and village in Herceg Bosna remained unchanged, and that the Croat-Muslim conflict was caused on 30 June by the ‘treason’ on the part of the Muslim soldiers in HVO ranks. The Herceg Bosna authorities had to respond and take measures lest they should lose the entire Mostar region
22.03.2017.

PRALJAK’S DEFENSE: NOTHING HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED PROPERLY

Slobodan Praljak’s defense considers that the trial judgment is ‘incomplete, confusing, contradictory and incomprehensible’ and should therefore be set aside, Praljak’s conviction should be quashed or a retrial ordered
22.03.2017.

TRIBUNAL SEEKS ASSISTANCE FROM BH AND CROATIA IN BID TO COLLECT PRALJAK’S DEBT

The authorities in Sarajevo and Zagreb have been invited to state in writing by 5 April what they would be in a position to do to assist the Tribunal in its bid to recover more than 208 million euros owed to it by the accused Slobodan Praljak
20.03.2017.

PRLIC: HVO WAS THE ‘ONLY MULTI-ETHNIC ARMY’

The defense of the former Herceg Bosna prime minister Jadranko Prlic has called for his conviction to be quashed. According to Prlic, the Croatian Community of Herceg Bosna was established in response to the obvious inability of BH to defend itself against the Serb aggression and to the ‘collapse of the government’ in Sarajevo. It was in fact ‘a community comprising municipalities which functioned as part of BH’
28.10.2016.

APPEALS CHAMBER REMINDS PRALJAK HE OWES 2.8 MILLION EUROS

Almost 30 months ago, the Appeals Chamber ordered Slobodan Praljak to pay back to the Tribunal 2.8 million euros his defense lawyers received from the legal aid fund. The accused, as it turned out, was not entitled to receive legal aid in light of his financial status. Now, the Appeals Chamber issued a new order to the same effect.

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