Appeals Chamber terminates appellate proceedings in relation to Milan Gvero
The Appeals Chamber yesterday terminated the appellate proceedings with respect to Milan Gvero following his death and pronounced the Trial Judgement findings and sentence to be final in relation to Gvero.
Gvero was the Assistant Commander for Moral, Legal and Religious Affairs of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS) Main Staff. He was one of six defence appellants in the Popović et al. case involving former high-ranking Bosnian Serb military and police officials.
Gvero passed away on 17 February 2013. The President had granted him early release on 28 June 2010 pending the delivery of the Appeal Judgement.
The Trial Chamber’s Judgement in the case was rendered on 19 June 2010. Gvero was found guilty of committing persecution and other inhumane acts as crime against humanity in the Srebrenica and Žepa enclaves, and was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment.
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