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Prlic et al.

Jadranko Prlic, Bruno Stojic, Slobodan Praljak, Milivoj Petkovic, Valentin Coric, Berislav Pusic

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THE HAGUE | 21.02.2011.

PRALJAK: WITH A CLEAR CONSCIENCE AND WITHOUT ANY GUILT

In the final part of his closing argument, General Slobodan Praljak argued that he is ‘not guilty’ and that his ‘conscience is clear’, adding that he counts on the presiding judge Antonetti and his just adjudication of facts. The defense of General Milivoj Petkovic began its closing arguments later today
THE HAGUE | 17.02.2011.

PRALJAK – ‘PEACEMAKER,’ NOT ‘CRIMINAL’

General Slobodan Praljak’s defense continued its closing arguments claiming that Croatia’s interest in the situation in BH was ‘legitimate’; it did not go beyond protecting its own borders and the interests of Croats in BH. Praljak was a ‘peacemaker’ who ‘went to BH to defend his homeland’
THE HAGUE | 16.02.2011.

STOJIC’S DEFENSE: HERCEG BOSNA AS ‘THIRD ENTITY’

Bruno Stojic’s defense stressed in its closing arguments that the international witnesses couldn’t be trusted: they were partial and ill-informed. In Dayton, Republika Srpska was ‘rewarded for ethnic cleansing’, the defense argued: it was made into a separate entity. At the same time, the prosecution in The Hague declared that Herceg Bosna was a ‘para-state’ although the ‘third entity’ was no longer a taboo topic. Slobodan Praljak’s defense started its closing arguments later today
THE HAGUE | 15.02.2011.

PRLIC IS ‘INNOCENT’ AND STOJIC IS ‘OFFENDED’

The defense of the former Herceg Bosna prime minister contends in the closing arguments that Jadranko Prlic is ‘innocent and should be acquitted’. The defense of the former head of the Department of Defense, Bruno Stojic, insisted that he ‘never was a nationalist’. Stojic’s defense lawyers said they were offended by some claims made by prosecutor Kenneth Scott in his closing arguments
THE HAGUE | 14.02.2011.

PRLIC’S DEFENSE: IT WAS PAINFUL TO LISTEN TO PROSECUTOR

In its closing argument, the defense of former Herceg Bosna prime minister Jadranko Prlic contends that the prosecution case was based on ‘phrases taken out of context’. As Prlic’s lawyer said, it was particularly painful to hear what the prosecution thought of the Croat defense witnesses
THE HAGUE | 10.02.2011.

PROSECUTION ASKS FOR 220 YEARS' IMPRISONMENT FOR HERCEG BOSNA LEADERS

The prosecution has asked for long prison sentences for the former Herceg Bosna leaders, ranging from 25 to 40 years. The six accused are charged with the HVO crimes against Bosnian Muslims in 1993 and 1994 in Central Bosnia and Western Herzegovina
THE HAGUE | 09.02.2011.

PRALJAK’S GOODBYE TO HERCEG BOSNA

The prosecutor concluded his arguments about Praljak’s responsibility by recalling Praljak’s exit from the stage, from the post of commander of the HVO Main Staff on 9 November 1993. According to the prosecutor, General Milivoj Petkovic was also ‘loyal and committed’ to the joint criminal enterprise
THE HAGUE | 08.02.2011.

HOW THE ACCUSED CONTRIBUTED TO THE JOINT CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE

Continuing the closing arguments at the trial of the former Herceg Bosna leaders, the prosecution focused on the contributions of the accused to the joint criminal enterprise. According to the prosecution, Prlic controlled all the levers of power in the HVO, Stojic was responsible for HVO prisons and prison camps and Praljak’s ‘only interest was in winning the war’
THE HAGUE | 07.02.2011.

ARCHITECTS OF ‘GREATER CROATIA’

Starting the prosecution’s closing argument at the trial of the former Bosnian Croat leaders, prosecutor Scott identified four key points in the joint criminal enterprise aimed at establishing the Greater Croatia, headed by Croatian president Franjo Tudjman and other ‘architects’. The enterprise was run by the Croatian state leadership and the goal was to capture territory, establish a demographic Croatian majority there and make the territory ‘look, sound and feel Croatian’
THE HAGUE | 17.12.2010.

PRLIC’S MOTION DISMISSED

The ICTY president declared that he has no jurisdiction and dismissed the motion filed by the defense of the former Herceg Bosna prime minister to appoint a panel of judges to consider if the Trial Chamber in the case against the six former Herceg Bosna leaders is capable of producing a fair judgment

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