Tribunal Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

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1 Friday, 28 June 2002

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1 would mean at 7 days, three orders, would make 21. Would that be correct?

2 A. Yes, you may call it correct.

3 JUDGE ORIE: Yes, thank you very much for your answer.

4 Yes, Mr. Piletta-Zanin.

5 MR. PILETTA-ZANIN: [Interpretation] There is something that I find

6 important. This witness himself said that he didn't consider Sarajevo to

7 be under siege and he wanted to continue and I think he should be allowed

8 to do so.

9 [Trial Chamber confers]

10 JUDGE ORIE: If you would briefly explain in one or two lines why

11 you would consider Sarajevo not under siege.

12 A. Yes, Mr. President, I will try to be very short. "Under siege"

13 for me means surrounded. Circuit closed. That was not the case in

14 Sarajevo.

15 JUDGE ORIE: That is a clear answer. You have answered, during

16 three long days, all the questions of the parties and of the Bench, four

17 even, thank you very much for coming to The Hague and I wish you a safe

18 trip home again.

19 THE WITNESS: Thank you, Mr. President.

20 JUDGE ORIE: Would Mr. Usher escort the witness out of the

21 courtroom.

22 [The witness withdrew]

23 JUDGE ORIE: Could we turn in open session again before we close.

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25 JUDGE ORIE: We had no time to discuss anything on 92 bis, but

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1 could I ask the Prosecution to indicate especially as far as the

2 authentication witnesses are concerned, to indicate clearly what documents

3 are in these piles of documents that were tendered and whether they were

4 admitted or not and perhaps also to consider whether there would be any

5 need to ask for 92 bis statements to be admitted into evidence if

6 documents are admitted and if the Chamber did not ask for any

7 authentication or if it is not challenged.

8 MR. IERACE: Until you added that last comment, Mr. President, my

9 attitude have been that because of challenges that were made to the

10 documents that were tendered it was to include the 92 bis authentication

11 as well --

12 JUDGE ORIE: But we would like to know exactly what documents they

13 are about. So this is not an opening of the debate on 92 bis, but just in

14 order to give the Prosecution some time -- some homework for the weekend.

15 We will adjourn until next Monday, 9.00, same courtroom. And I

16 thank especially the interpreters for their patience and their flexibility

17 and cooperation on this late Friday evening and the same, of course, is

18 true for the technical booth.

19 --- Whereupon the hearing adjourned at

20 7.12 p.m., to be reconvened on Monday,

21 the 1st day of July, 2002, at 9.00 a.m.

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