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Florence Hartmann Trial Commencement Postponed

Press Advisory

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The Hague, 3 February 2009

Florence Hartmann Trial Commencement Postponed

Florence Hartmann

The start of trial in the case of Florence Hartmann charged with contempt of court has been postponed, the Special Chamber announced today.

The trial was postponed until further notice due to the Defence motion for disqualification of two members of the special chamber and of senior legal officer in charge of the case.

“Considering that the Motion was filed only two days prior to the scheduled commencement of trial on 5 February 2009, it is impractical to dispose of it in a definitive manner before this date,” reads the order signed by Judge Carmel Agius.

Hartmann, a one-time spokesperson for a former Tribunal Prosecutor, is charged with contempt for allegedly willfully disclosing information in knowing violation of an order of a Chamber.

A Scheduling Order providing the revised start time for the trial will be issued in due course.


An information sheet on the case can be found at

Full text of the indictment can be found at

Courtroom proceedings can be followed on the Tribunal’s website at www.icty.org.

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