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1 Monday, 14 March 2005

2 [Appeal Proceedings]

3 [Open session]

4 [The appellant entered court]

5 --- Upon commencing at 9.42 a.m.

6 JUDGE WEINBERG DE ROCA: Good morning, everybody.

7 The representative of the registrar, could you please read the

8 case.

9 THE REGISTRAR: Good morning, Your Honours. This is case number

10 IT-01-42/1-A, the Prosecutor versus Miodrag Jokic.

11 JUDGE WEINBERG DE ROCA: Thank you very much.

12 The appearances, please, first for the appellant.

13 MR. NIKOLIC: [Interpretation] Good morning, Your Honours. Good

14 morning to my learned friends from the Prosecution. My name is Zarko

15 Nikolic. To my right is Ms. Jelena Nikolic, and Mr. Eugene O'Sullivan.

16 We represent the defence for the appellant today.

17 JUDGE WEINBERG DE ROCA: I'm sorry, could you repeat, please,

18 because I had a problem with the --

19 [Appeals Chamber and legal officer confer]

20 JUDGE WEINBERG DE ROCA: Thank you, Mr. Nikolic.

21 The appellant, could you please inform the Court if you can hear

22 and understand the proceedings.

23 THE APPELLANT: [Interpretation] Your Honours, I can hear and

24 understand the proceedings.

25 JUDGE WEINBERG DE ROCA: Thank you very much.

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1 Now the appearances for the Prosecution.

2 MR. FARRELL: Good morning, Your Honours. Good morning to my

3 learned colleagues. Appearing for the Prosecution is Norman Farrell and

4 with me is Ms. Marie-Ursula Kind and Ms. Susan Grogan. Thank you.

5 JUDGE WEINBERG DE ROCA: Thank you very much.

6 I have an announcement to make. One of our colleagues,

7 Judge Schomburg, is indisposed and for this reason we will not be able to

8 proceed with the hearing today and we will have to adjourn the hearing.

9 We will reschedule and inform at a later date in which the hearing will

10 continue.

11 Thank you.

12 --- Whereupon the hearing adjourned at 9.45 a.m.,

13 to be rescheduled sine die.