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The Hague, 29 October 1998
"Brcko" Indictment: Goran Jelisic pleads guilty to the majority
of the charges in the Second Amended Indictment.
Today, during his further initial appearance, Goran Jelisic pleaded guilty to 31 out of 32 counts against him in a second amended indictment, confirmed on 19 October 1998.
On 9 September 1998, the Prosecution, the Defence Counsel and the accused jointly submitted to Trial Chamber I a confidential document entitled "Agreed factual basis for guilty pleas to be entered by Goran Jelisic".
The Trial Chamber consists of Judge Claude Jorda, presiding, Judge Fouad Riad and Judge Almiro Rodrigues.
Goran Jelisic pleaded guilty to 15 counts of Crimes against humanity and 16 counts of Violations of the law or customs of war. These are related to 12 killings, four beatings and one count of plunder of private property in the Brcko area in 1992. The indictment also includes one count of Genocide, to which he pleaded not guilty.
At the end of the hearing, the Trial Chamber decided that sentencing would take place after the trial for Genocide. No date has been set for the beginning of the trial.
The amended indictment is available on the ICTY web site.
Copies of the "Factual Basis for the Charges to Which Goran Jelisic Intends to Plead Guilty" are available by mail on request.
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