Reports in Case : Bralo - 'Lašva Valley''
INDICTMENT AGAINST MIROSLAV BRALO UNSEALED
Originally issued in 1995, the indictment charges the former member of the Jokeri--an HVO unit--with murder, abuse and rape. Since nine years passed and the accused Bralo hadn’t been arrested, prosecutors asked the court to unseal his indictment.
ACCUSED BRALO IN THE HAGUE
Miroslav Bralo transferred to The Hague, where he will enter his plea to charges of murder, abuse of civilians and rapes in Central Bosnia in 1993. At the Tribunal’s previous trials for crimes in the Lasva valley, witnesses described Bralo as “the holy terror” and “walking horror” who boasted of his crimes.
BRALO POSTPONES ENTERING HIS PLEA
At his initial appearance, the accused Miroslav Bralo a/k/a Cicko requests postponing his plea by 30 days. The prosecution charges him with cruel treatment, murder and rape in the Lasva River valley in 1993.
BRALO: “NOT GUILTY”
After he exercised his right to delay entering his plea at his initial appearance on 15 November, Miroslav Bralo today pleaded not guilty on any of the 21 counts of the indictment charging him with grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions and violations of laws and customs of war
BRALO PLEADS GUILTY, EXPRESSES REMORSE
Miroslav Bralo a/k/a Cicko pleads guilty to crimes in Ahmici and other locations in the Lasva valley. The plea agreement is unconditioned. Instead of trial, there will be a sentencing hearing for him
MIROSLAV BRALO SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON
Former HVO military police officer pleaded guilty last July to participation in the attack on Ahmici on 16 April 1993, the destruction of the village mosque, 21 murders, multiple rape of a Bosniak woman and unlawful detention of civilians. Had it not been for the mitigating circumstances, the Trial Chamber states in the summary of the sentencing judgment, Bralo would have been sentenced to at least 25 years in prison
BRALO ASKS FOR A MILDER SENTENCE
Miroslav Bralo thinks his 20-year prison sentence should be reduced due to his "substantial cooperation" with the prosecution. The prosecution is opposed to any reduction
BRALO’S SENTENCE CONFIRMED: HE WILL SERVE 20 YEARS
The ICTY Appeals Chamber dismissed all grounds for appeal filed by Miroslav Bralo’s defense and confirmed the sentence imposed by the Trial Chamber. Bralo, a former HVO military police officer, got 20 years for the crimes in Ahmici and Nadioci, villages near Vitez in 1993