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Den Haag | 28.04.2016.

WITNESS WITH MEMORY PROBLEMS

Belgian lieutenant Jan Segers testified today in Ratko Mladic’s defense. After trying for three hours to establish when specific incidents he mentioned in his evidence had actually happened, it turned out that the witness has memory problems caused by the medication he has been taking
Den Haag | 26.04.2016.

CONTESTING TOMASICA EVIDENCE

Dr. Svetlana Radovanovic, demography expert called by Ratko Mladic’s defense, has challenged the integrity of the prosecution expert Ewa Tabeau. According to Dr. Radovanovic, Tabeau’s ‘key mistake’ was her failure to indicate that some of the victims exhumed from the Tomasica mass grave had died in combat
Den Haag | 25.04.2016.

BELGRADE PATHOLOGIST’S ‘LONDON CONNECTIONS’

What did Dr. Zoran Stankovic tell Ratko Mladic in October 1995 about the possibility that he might get the Tribunal's indictment against the general withdrawn? Mladic described the meeting in detail in his diary and recorded it on audio tape. In the cross-examination of the defense’s expert the prosecutor played the recording
DEN HAAG | 20.04.2016.

BLINDFOLDED VICTIMS OR FIGHTERS WITH ‘BANDANAS’

In the final part of Dr. Zoran Stankovic’s examination-in-chief, Ratko Mladic’s defense alleged that the Srebrenica victims exhumed from the mass graves may have been killed in combat, and not executed. Strips of cloth found on the victims' heads were not blindfolds but ‘bandanas’ worn by fighters, the defense argued
Den Haag | 19.04.2016.

DEFENSE EXPERT: TOMASICA VICTIMS COULD HAVE DIED IN COMBAT

Dr. Zoran Stankovic, a forensic expert from Belgrade, has again been critical of the findings of the British and Bosnian pathologist who had carried out the post mortems on the victims from the Tomasica mass grave. The defense expert couldn’t understand why only ‘basic equipment’ had been used in the morgue: the staff had not used an x-ray machine or a fluoroscope and they had not consulted the victims’ medical charts. Dr. Stankovic noted that the victims exhumed from Tomasica may not have been executed but killed in combat
Den Haag | 18.04.2016.

HOW DEFENSE EXPERT CHALLENGES PROSECUTION EXPERTISE

According to Mladic's defense expert Zoran Stankovic, the report on Tomasica drafted by British pathologist John Clark is ‘inadmissible’ as evidence in the proceedings because of Clark’s ‘informal’ role in the exhumations and post mortems. Stankovic cannot understand how Clark could ‘stoop so low’ as to take photos of post mortems
Den Haag | 01.03.2016.

MLADIC'S DENIAL

With the evidence of Norwegian officer Per Oien, Ratko Mladic’s defense has tried to deny he was responsible for the second Markale incident in August 1995. According to Oien, in their first report UN military observers stated that they couldn’t establish which side had fired five mortar shells in the direction of Markale. Oien didn’t know if that report was later changed
DEN HAAG | 28.02.2016.

MLADIC BACK IN COURT

In the final straight of Ratko Mladic’s defense case, he will call a former high-ranking UN military observer in a bid to contest the allegation that the VRS fired the mortar shells that hit the Markale market on 28 August 1995, causing the second massacre on the same site
Den Haag | 08.02.2016.
Next Week at the Tribunal

BREAK AT MLADIC’S TRIAL, FOCUS ON SERBIA

Ratko Mladic’s trial will be on hold until 29 February 2016. The only events at the Tribunal will be a hearing on Serbia’s failure to comply with the arrest warrant for three Serbian Radical Party officials charged with contempt of court, and two status conferences in appellate proceedings.
DEN HAAG | 05.02.2016.

PUBLIC HEARING ON SERBIA’S NON-COMPLIANCE SLATED FOR NEXT WEEK

The Tribunal’s Trial Chamber I is not happy with the first report from Belgrade specifying actions taken to implement the arrest warrant for the three Serbian Radical Party members who are wanted for contempt of court. The judges have decided to schedule a public hearing for Wednesday, 10 February 2016 to discuss Serbia’s non-compliance and the failure of Serbian authorities to comply with a binding order issued by an international court. The Serbian government has been invited to send ‘authorized and informed representatives’ to the hearing

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