1 Friday, 10 December 2010
2 [Open session]
3 [The accused entered court]
4 --- Upon commencing at 9.08 a.m.
5 JUDGE ORIE: Good morning to everyone. Madam Registrar, would
6 you please call the case.
7 THE REGISTRAR: Good morning, Your Honours. Good morning
8 everyone in and around the courtroom. This is the case IT-03-69-T, the
9 Prosecutor versus Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic.
10 JUDGE ORIE: Thank you, Madam Registrar.
11 If there are no procedural issues to be dealt with, then we move
12 into closed session. And could the witness be brought into the
14 [Closed session]
11 Pages 10137-10232 redacted. Closed session.
23 [Open session]
24 THE REGISTRAR: We are in open session, Your Honours.
25 JUDGE ORIE: Thank you. Before we adjourn, I'd like to read one
1 decision by the Chamber.
2 The Chamber now delivers its oral decision on the Prosecution's
3 motion for the admission of evidence of witness Miroslav Deronjic
4 pursuant to Rule 92 quater, for which written reasons will follow in due
6 On the 18th of June, 2007, the Prosecution filed its motion for
7 the admission of evidence of witness Miroslav Deronjic pursuant to
8 Rule 92 quater. On the 22nd of June, 2007, the Prosecution filed an
9 addendum to the motion containing the death certificate of the witness.
10 On the 7th of October, 2009, the Prosecution filed a corrigendum to the
11 motion, correcting discrepancies between the body of the motion and the
12 annexes thereto by withdrawing its request for admission of the testimony
13 of Deronjic in the Blagojevic and Jokic case and the Krstic case, while
14 at the same time adding a request for the admission of additional
15 transcripts of the Deronjic testimony in the Krajisnik case.
16 The Trial Chamber grants the Prosecution's motion including its
17 addendum and corrigendum. As a result, the Chamber admits the testimony
18 of Deronjic in the Milosevic case dated the 26th and 27th of November,
19 2003, and his testimony in the Krajisnik case dated 12, 13th, 16th, 18th,
20 and 19th of February, 2004. It further admits Deronjic's witness
21 statement dated the 25th of November 2003 publicly. The Chamber also
22 admitted all associated exhibits publicly, with the exception of P1311
23 and P1328 since they have already been admitted into evidence. Finally,
24 the Chamber admits the death certificate of Miroslav Deronjic under seal.
25 Although the Trial Chamber is inclined to admit the
1 aforementioned testimony of Deronjic in the Milosevic case and the
2 Krajisnik case publicly, on the 5th of July, 2010, the Prosecution
3 requested the, and I quote "redaction of information given in closed
4 session" referring to the information given by Deronjic.
5 The Prosecution is requested to identify any such closed session
6 portions of Deronjic's testimony during the next week's housekeeping
8 As I stated earlier, the Chamber will provide written reasons for
9 its decision in due course, and this concludes the Chamber's decision.
10 We adjourn for the day and we'll resume Monday, the 17th of
11 December -- no, now I'm making a mistake. One second, please. We resume
12 on Monday, the 13th of December at quarter past 2.00 in this same
13 Courtroom II. If I said November, I'm saved by others because it is of
14 course the 13th of December.
15 We stand adjourned.
16 MR. JORDASH: Can the accused be absent Monday, please.
17 JUDGE ORIE: Yes, on housekeeping sessions, the Chamber as a rule
18 accepts if the accused choose not to be present. Of course, they are
19 fully entitled to be present, but if they do not appear, the Chamber will
20 accept that on even without knowing the reasons. That being on the
21 record we stand adjourned.
22 --- Whereupon the hearing adjourned at 2.15 p.m.
23 to be reconvened on Monday, the 13th day of
24 December, 2010, at 2.15 p.m.