WILL THERE BE ONE TRIAL FOR SREBRENICA OR FOUR?
The prosecution will today file its unified Srebrenica indictment for the confirmation by an ICTY judge. The decision on the motion for the provisional release of generals Gvero and Miletic is expected soon. General Gvero feels he's been getting unequal treatment
Milan Gvero and Radivoj Miletic in the courtroom
The prosecution will today submit its unified Srebrenica indictment for confirmation by an ICTY judge. The indictment charges high-ranking officers in the Bosnian Serb military and police with genocide and other crimes in Srebrenica in July 1995. Prosecutor Peter McCloskey announced this today at the status conference in the case against generals Milan Gvero and Radivoj Miletic, former members of the VRS Main Staff. He asked the pre-trial judge for an extension of the deadline for the disclosure of the prosecution witness list. The prosecutor was then allowed to submit the witness list within 30 days of the day when the decision on the motion for joinder of Srebrenica indictments is rendered.
In addition to the case of generals Gvero, Miletic and Zdravko Tolimir, who is still at large, the unified Srebrenica indictment will include the cases of Ljubomir Beara, Vujadin Popovic, Drago Nikolic, Ljubomir Borovcanin, Vinko Pandurevic and Milorad Trbic. If the judges do not grant the motion for joinder of indictments, they would have to be tried in at least four separate trials, which would mean that the prosecutor would need to file as many pre-trial briefs and witness lists.
Although Christine Van Den Wyngaert, pre-trial judge in this case, announced that the decision on the motion for the provisional release of generals Gvero and Miletic will be rendered within the next few weeks, before the beginning of the summer recess, the accused Gvero complained today that he felt he was getting "unequal treatment" because some of the indictees who had come to The Hague at the same time as he or even after him had been granted provisional release, while he still sat in the detention unit. Gvero also expressed his gratitude for "very civilized and fair" treatment in the Detention Unit, which, as he said, surpassed his expectations. General Miletic had nothing to say.
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