IN THE TRIAL CHAMBER
Judge Antonio Cassese, Presiding
Judge Richard May
Judge Florence Ndepele Mwachande Mumba
Mrs. Dorothee de Sampayo Garrido-Nijgh
14 September 1999
Zoran KUPRESKIC, Mirjan KUPRESKIC, Vlatko KUPRESKIC,
Drago JOSIPOVIC, Dragan PAPIC, Vladimir SANTIC, also known as "VLADO"
DECISION ON THE MOTION FOR PROVISIONAL RELEASE
BY VLADIMIR SANTIC
The Office of the Prosecutor:
Mr. Franck Terrier
Mr. Michael Blaxill
Counsel for the Accused:
Mr. Ranko Radovic, for Zoran Kupreskic
Ms. Jadranka Glumac, for Mirjan Kupreskic
Mr. Borislav Krajina, for Vlatko Kupreskic
Mr. Luko Susak, for Drago Josipovic
Mr. Petar Puliselic, for Dragan Papic
Mr. Petar Pavkovic, for Vladimir Santic
1. TRIAL CHAMBER II of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia has been seised of a motion by the accused Vladimir Santic of 9 September 1999 in which he requests the Trial Chamber to grant him provisional release.
2. To show exceptional circumstances, the accused relies on his poor health and that of his mother, the consequences to his family and especially his children of his continued detention, and his surrender to the Tribunal; he declares that he would not interfere with witnesses and that he would accept any conditions set and follow any summons issued by the Chamber.
3. The Trial Chamber is unable to find that exceptional circumstances have been shown in the motion of the accused. The fact that the accuseds family is experiencing difficulties, and especially that his children are left without the parental guidance of their father, is a common consequence of his being in custody and thus not an exceptional circumstance. The accused also receives sufficient medical care in the detention unit.
The motion is therefore
Done in English and French, the English text being authoritative.
Dated this fourteenth day of September 1999
At The Hague
[Seal of the Tribunal]