Tribunal Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

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1 Friday, 17 October 2003

2 [Open session]

3 --- Upon commencing at 9.07 a.m.

4 JUDGE AGIUS: So good morning, everybody.

5 Madam Registrar, could you call the case, please.

6 THE REGISTRAR: Case Number IT-99-36-T, the Prosecutor versus

7 Radoslav Brdjanin.

8 JUDGE AGIUS: I thank you, Madam.

9 Mr. Brdjanin, can you follow in a language that you can

10 understand?

11 THE ACCUSED: [Interpretation] Good morning, Your Honour. Yes, I

12 can.

13 JUDGE AGIUS: I thank you. Please take a chair.

14 Appearances, Prosecution.

15 Mr. Nicholls: Good morning, Your Honours. Julian Nicholls with

16 Ann Sutherland, Denise Gustin and we also have with us today Mr. Alan

17 Tieger and Timothy Resch and we have an intern, Julia Mair who's observing

18 with us today. Thank you.

19 JUDGE AGIUS: Thank you. Appearances for the Defence.

20 MR. CUNNINGHAM: Good morning, Your Honours. David Cunningham

21 with John Ackerman. Today we're assisted by Aleksandar Vujic.

22 JUDGE AGIUS: Thank you. And good morning to you as well.

23 Any preliminaries? Yes, Mr. Ackerman, do I take it that

24 everything is in order for your witnesses to start rolling Monday?

25 MR. ACKERMAN: As far as we know, Your Honour. I think everything

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1 is all lined up. I'm pretty sure we'll go rolling along just fine. As

2 usual, there are numerous hitches -- humorous hitches and things

3 occasionally. We have been informed that the Bosnian government has run

4 out of passports, so some of our witnesses can't be issued passports until

5 a new supply comes from France. I don't know when that might

6 be, but I don't think it's going to cause --

7 JUDGE AGIUS: But is that going to affect our programme at least

8 for the next two weeks?

9 MR. ACKERMAN: Absolutely not.

10 JUDGE AGIUS: Absolutely not, all right. And you don't have any

11 problems with visas and that stuff? I think we can proceed. The decision

12 has been taken already that the next witness will be heard in closed

13 session. So usher, please start preparing the room for closed session.

14 And Madam Registrar, please ask the technicians to shift us on to closed

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3 --- Whereupon the hearing adjourned at 1.51 p.m.

4 To be reconvened on Monday, the 20th day of

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