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Defence witness in the Mladić case found dead

| The Hague |

An expert witness for the Defence in the case of Prosecutor v. Ratko Mladić who was expected to testify in court today, Mr. Dušan Dunjić, was found dead at his hotel by a hotel staff member and a representative of the Tribunal. Emergency services personnel were immediately notified and ascertained Mr. Dunjić’s death. Dutch authorities are conducting an investigation into Mr. Dunjić’s death.

Mr. Dunjić, a forensic expert from Serbia, testified in a number of cases before the Tribunal. He was the expert witness for the Prosecution in the trials of Milan Milutinović et al., Vlastimir Đorđević and Ramush Haradinaj et al. In the trials of Radovan Karadžić, Stanislav Galić, Dragoljub Kunarac et al. and Vujadin Popović et al., Mr. Dunjić testified as the expert witness for the Defence.