1 Wednesday, 29
2 [Open Session]
3 [Rule 77 - Judgement]
4 --- Upon commencing at 8.50 a.m.
5 JUDGE ROBINSON: Would the Registrar call the
6 case, please.
7 THE REGISTRAR: Case number IT-95-9-R77.
8 JUDGE ROBINSON: May we have the appearances
9 beginning with the Prosecution?
10 MR. RYNEVELD: If it please the Court. Dirk
11 Ryneveld, Suzanne Hayden, Dan Saxon, and Andrew Powell
12 is our case manager, here in our special capacity at
13 the request of the Chamber to lead evidence in this
14 Rule 77 proceedings.
15 JUDGE ROBINSON: Thank you.
16 MR. HAYNES: Peter Haynes for Avramovic and
18 MR. AVRAMOVIC: [Interpretation] My name is
19 Avramovic, attorney from Belgrade.
20 MR. NESKOVIC: [Interpretation] Goran Neskovic
21 representing Mr. Steven Todorovic, on behalf of Mr.
23 MR. PISAREVIC: [Interpretation] Mr. Pisarevic
24 representing Mr. Zaric.
25 MR. PANTELIC: Igor Pantelic for Miroslav
2 MR. ZECEVIC: Slobodan Zecevic on behalf of
3 Milan Simic on the merits.
4 JUDGE ROBINSON: This morning the Chamber
5 gives its decision in the contempt proceedings. The
6 Trial Chamber, having considered all the evidence in
7 the Rule 77 proceedings, now delivers its judgement on
8 the allegations of contempt against the two
9 respondents, Milan Simic, an accused before this
10 Tribunal, and his formal lead counsel, Branislav
12 On 7th July 1999, the Chamber issued a
13 scheduling order calling upon Branislav Avramovic and
14 Milan Simic to respond to allegations that each, by his
15 respective acts as set forth in the scheduling order,
16 committed a contempt of this Tribunal by knowingly and
17 wilfully interfering with its administration of justice
18 and by offering a bribe to and interfering with a
19 potential witness with the intention that he should
20 give false testimony before this Tribunal in favour of
21 Milan Simic.
22 As to the first respondent, Branislav
23 Avramovic, the Chamber unanimously finds that the
24 allegations of contempt have not been established
25 beyond a reasonable doubt.
1 As to the second respondent, Milan Simic, the
2 Chamber unanimously finds that the allegations of
3 contempt have not been sustained beyond a reasonable
5 Accordingly, neither respondent is in
6 contempt of this Tribunal.
7 A written opinion stating the reasons for
8 today's decision will follow shortly.
9 That concludes the sitting of the Trial
10 Chamber. The Court now stands adjourned.
11 --- Whereupon the Rule 77 Judgement
12 adjourned at 8.55 a.m.