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Judgement in the Hadzihasanovic and Kubura Case will be Rendered on Wednesday

(Exclusively for the use of the media. Not an official document)

The Hague, 13 March 2006

AM/MO/259e Revised

A judgement in the case against Enver Hadzihasanovic and Amir Kubura will be delivered by Trial Chamber II on Wednesday, 15 March 2006 at 14:15 in Courtroom I.

The indictment charges Enver Hadzihasanovic and Amir Kubura, both high level commanders in the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ABiH), for failing to take necessary and reasonable measures to prevent a number of crimes or to punish the perpetrators. According to the indictment, Enver Hadzihasanovic and Amir Kubura commanded forces that murdered and abused Bosnian Serb and Bosnian Croat
civilians during attacks on villages and in detention, and killed Bosnian Croat soldiers after they surrendered. The Tribunal also charged them with responsibility for plundering and destroying Bosnian Serb and Bosnian Croat homes, and personal property in a number of towns and villages.

According to the indictment, in 1993 and the beginning of 1994, the ABiH participated in an armed conflict with the Bosnian Croat army (HVO) and the Army of the Republic of Croatia (HV). The ABiH corps that Enver Hadzihasanovic and Amir Kubura commanded, which the indictment states included foreign fighters known as 'Mujahedin', attacked towns and villages in a number of
municipalities in western Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The indictment alleges that during these attacks, forces subordinate to the accused killed at least 200 Bosnian Croat and Bosnian Serb civilians, and injured many others. The indictment further alleges that forces under Enver Hadzihasanovic and Amir Kubura's command beat civilians in detention with weapons including rifle butts, wooden sticks and telephone cables, threatened them, and
made them dig their own graves.

The Tribunal indicted Enver Hadzihasanovic and Amir Kubura on 13 July 2001. They were transferred to the Tribunal on 4 August 2001, and stood trial from 2 December 2003 to 14 July 2005.


Courtroom proceedings can be followed on the Tribunal's website.