Case no. IT-02-53-PT

IN TRIAL CHAMBER II

Before:

Judge Wolfgang Schomburg, Presiding
Judge Florence Ndepele Mwachande Mumba
Judge Carmel Agius

Registrar:
Mr. Hans Holthuis

Decision of:
12 March 2002

PROSECUTOR

v.

VIDOJE BLAGOJEVIC
DRAGAN OBRENOVIC
DRAGAN JOKIC

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ORDER REGARDING THE PROVISIONAL RELEASE REQUEST OF THE ACCUSED JOKIC

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The Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr. Peter McCloskey

Counsel for the Accused:

Mr. Michael Karnavas, for Vidoje Blagojevic
Mr. David Wilson, Mr Dusan Slijepcevic, for Dragan Obrenovic
Mr. Miodrag Stojanovic, Ms. Cynthia Sinatra for Dragan Joki
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TRIAL CHAMBER II ("the Chamber") of the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991 ("the Tribunal"):

NOTING the "Proposal for a Provisional Release From Prison for the Defendant Jokic Dragan" filed by the accused Jokic on 21 January 2002 ("Provisional Release Motion");

NOTING the "Motion to Delay Consideration of Proposal for Provisional Release From Prison for the Defendant Dragan Jokic" filed by the prosecution on 29 January 2002, in which the prosecution informed the Chamber of the parties agreement that consideration of the Provisional Release Motion should be delayed pending further discussions between the parties during the week of 11 February 2002;

NOTING further the deliberations during a Rule 65 ter (I) meeting on 20 February 2002 and the resulting agreement to postpone further consideration of the Provisional Release Motion until after 15 March 2002;

CONSIDERING that the parties have now had an adequate opportunity to complete their discussions

HEREBY ORDERS that:

1. the prosecution file its response to the Provisional Release Motion by Wednesday 20 March 2002; and

2. defence counsel for the accused Jokic, and the accused Jokic himself if he so wishes, respecting his right to remain silent, be prepared to reply orally to the prosecutionís response to the Provisional Release Motion during his further initial appearance scheduled for Thursday 21 March 2002.

 

Done in French and English, the English version being authoritative.

Dated this 12th day of March 2002,
At The Hague
The Netherlands

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Wolfgang Schomburg
Pre-Trial Judge

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