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The Hague, 22 December 2008
Dragan Jokić Transferred to Austria to Serve Sentence
Dragan Jokić, a former Bosnian Serb Army officer, was transferred today to Austria to serve his sentence of nine years’ imprisonment for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica genocide.
On 17 January 2005, Jokić was found guilty by the Trial Chamber of aiding and abetting extermination, murder and persecutions of Bosnian Muslims committed in the eastern Bosnian enclave in July 1995. His sentence of nine year’s imprisonment was affirmed by the Appeals Chamber on 9 May 2007.
Jokić is also charged with contempt of the Tribunal for refusal to testify before the Trial Chamber on 31 October and 1 November 2007 in the Popović and others trial. Jokić pleaded not guilty to the charge of contempt and the case remains pending.
An information sheet on the case can be found on the Tribunal’s website.
The Tribunal indicted 161 persons for serious violations of humanitarian law committed on the territory of former Yugoslavia between 1991 and 2001. Proceedings against 116 have been concluded.
Courtroom proceedings can be followed on the Tribunal’s website: www.icty.org
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