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Mrksic et al. - "Vukovar Hospital"

Mile Mrksic, Miroslav Radic, Veselin Sljivancanin

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THE HAGUE | 30.10.2007.

PROSECUTION FILES NOTICE OF APPEAL AGAINST MRKSIC AND SLJIVANCANIN JUDGMENT

Noting errors of fact and law in the first-instance judgment, the prosecution asks the Appeals Chamber to find Mrksic and Sljivancanin guilty of crimes against humanity and impose a harsher judgment. The prosecution will not appeal against the acquittal of Miroslav Radic
THE HAGUE | 16.03.2007.

OVCARA MASSACRE TRIAL ENDS

Veselin Sljivancanin’s defense counsel calls on the Trial Chamber to acquit the former JNA major. The three defendants address the judges denying they participated in the massacre. They all feel sorry for the victims
THE HAGUE | 15.03.2007.

PROSECUTION CALLS FOR LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR THE VUKOVAR THREE

The prosecution wants Mile Mrksic, Veselin Sljivancanin and Miroslav Radic to be sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of 264 persons at Ovcara farm
THE HAGUE | 15.03.2007.

FINAL REBUTTAL OF PROSECUTION CASE

After the prosecution called for a life imprisonment for the Vukovar Three, the defense counsel of Mile Mrksic and Miroslav Radic presented their closing arguments, denying all allegations made by the prosecution and calling for the acquittal of the former JNA officers charged with the Ovcara massacre
THE HAGUE | 14.03.2007.

CLOSING ARGUMENTS AT THE OVCARA MASSACRE TRIAL

At the Ovcara massacre trial, the prosecution delivered today its closing argument. Colonel Mile Mrksic "had enough forces and resources to take measures and solve any situation that might have occurred" in his area of responsibility. Major Veselin Sljivancanin "had total control over the evacuation of the Vukovar hospital and the separation of the patients and the injured”. Captain Miroslav Radic controlled the Territorial Defense troops and "Seselj's men”. The parties will present their recommendations for the sentencing tomorrow
THE HAGUE | 12.02.2007.

PROSECUTION WITNESS "UNAVAILABLE"

The prosecution wanted to call an additional witness to rebut parts of the defence case in the Vukovar Three trial, but after over a month of scheduling and rescheduling of his evidence, the Trial Chamber concluded that he was "unavailable for testimony". The closing arguments are scheduled for 28 February, and 1 and 2 March 2007
THE HAGUE | 01.12.2005.

SLJIVANCANIN AND LAWS OF PHYSICS

Previous prosecution witnesses claimed that Major Sljivancanin had called and chaired the meeting with the hospital staff in the morning of 20 November 1991. Now witness Zvezdana Polovina testifies she saw the major in the hospital yard at the time. The defense notes their client is "not a man defying the laws of physics". The prosecutor says that in the yard, Sljivancanin "was calming down women, in order for the men to be separated and later killed at Ovcara"
THE HAGUE | 29.11.2005.

COUNTERING IMAGE WITH IMAGE

The prosecution and defense are trying to prove different things using the same footage of negotiations and the surrender of ZNG troops in the Mitnica suburb
THE HAGUE | 28.11.2005.

CIVILIANS WERE "EVACUATED" TO PRISON

According to testimony of Sarlota Foro at the Vukovar Three trial, about 120 civilians from Mitnica, a Vukovar suburb, were "evacuated" to prison in Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia, on 18 November 1991. They were supposed to have gone to parts of Croatia not affected by war
THE HAGUE | 25.11.2005.

UNIDENTIFIED ACQUAINTANCE OF JOURNALIST-OFFICER

The defense of three former JNA officers charged with the massacre at Ovcara near Vukovar challenges the credibility of the protected prosecution witness, noting his memory is short and he recollected some things at a later stage

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