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Nikola Sainovic, Milan Milutinovic, Dragoljub Ojdanic, Nebojsa Pavkovic, Vladimir Lazarevic, Sreten Lukic

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THE HAGUE | 28.10.2015.

SRETEN LUKIC IN PRISON IN POLAND

According to the decision of Theodor Meron, the President of the Residual Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, Serbian police general Sreten Lukic has been transferred to Poland to serve the rest of his sentence. Meron's decision was disclosed today. Lukic got 20 years in prison for crimes against Kosovo Albanians in 1999
THE HAGUE | 09.07.2015.

SRETEN LUKIC’S MOTION FOR REVIEW DENIED

The Appeals Chamber has ruled that the defense of the former chief of the MUP Staff for Kosovo Sreten Lukic did not produce any new evidence which would merit a review of the appellate judgment. Lukic was sentenced to 20 years for the crimes against Kosovo Albanians in 1999
THE HAGUE | 09.06.2015.

SAINOVIC SEEKS EARLY RELEASE

The defense of the former FRY deputy prime minister has filed a motion for their client's release on 26 August 2015. The accused will have served two thirds of his 18-year prison sentence, and the Tribunal has usually granted such motions
THE HAGUE | 25.09.2014.

NIKOLA SAINOVIC IN PRISON IN SWEDEN

According to the decision issued in March 2014, Nikola Sainovic, former deputy prime minister of the FR Yugoslavia, will serve the remainder of his sentence in Sweden. The decision was not made public immediately
THE HAGUE | 23.01.2014.

JOINT CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE CONFIRMED, SLIGHTLY MILDER SENTENCES

Judge Liu’s Appeals Chamber confirmed the findings of the trial judgment on the existence of a joint criminal enterprise aimed at the permanent removal of Albanian civilians from Kosovo in 1999. The sentences of three of the four former Serbian officials were slightly reduced nevertheless. The judges did not accept the conclusion of Judge Meron’s Appeals Chamber in the case against Momcilo Perisic that the ‘specific direction’ was an element of the aiding and abetting mode of liability
THE HAGUE | 15.11.2013.

FINAL JUDGMENT FOR KOSOVO FOUR ON 23 JANUARY 2014

Five years after the Trial Chamber found Nikola Sainovic, Nebojsa Pavkovic, Sreten Lukic and Vladimir Lazarevic guilty of the crimes in Kosovo in 1999, the Appeals Chamber will deliver the final judgment for Kosovo four on 23 January 2014
THE HAGUE | 30.08.2013.

HOW OJDANIC MANAGED TO OUTWIT NAÏVE TRIBUNAL

Former Chief of the VJ General Staff was first sentenced to 15 years in prison, and then accepted the findings in the judgment in order to get the prosecution to drop its appeal. He was then granted early release by President Meron, only to repudiate his earlier acceptance of his guilt as soon as he arrived in Belgrade
THE HAGUE | 15.03.2013.

PROSECUTION ASKS FOR LIFE FOR THE KOSOVO FOUR

According to the prosecution, the sentences imposed by the Trial Chamber on the former Serbian officials – 22 and 15 years in prison – don’t reflect the gravity of the crimes and the role played by the accused. The prosecution has asked for the ‘severest sentence provided by the Statute’. The defense lawyers argued that the request was ‘impermissible, unethical and non-collegial’. The accused had an opportunity to address the judges. General Lazarevic’s thanked them in seven languages
THE HAGUE | 14.03.2013.

PERISIC AND GOTOVINA JUDGMENTS USED IN DEFENSE OF THE ‘KOSOVO FOUR’

On Wednesday, General Vladimir Lazarevic’s defense tried to equate their client’s position with Momcilo Perisic, who was acquitted on appeal. On Thursday, the defense of police general Sreten Lukic called their client’s 22-year prison sentence to be quashed. The defense invoked the judgment acquitting Gotovina and Markac and the appellate judgment in which two former Rwandan ministers were acquitted of genocide
THE HAGUE | 13.03.2013.

LAZAREVIC INVOKES PERISIC’S JUDGMENT

The defense has asked the Appeals Chamber to acquit General Vladimir Lazarevic of aiding and abetting the expulsion of Kosovo Albanians. Invoking Momcilo Perisic’s case, the defense insisted there was no evidence that Lazarevic’s acts were ‘specifically directed’ at the commission of crimes. In his response, the prosecutor insisted that the findings in Perisic’s judgment should be rejected. Perisic’s appeal judgment diverges from the Tribunal’s jurisprudence, ‘undermines the respect of international law’ and is ‘contrary to the interests of justice’, the prosecutor argued

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