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Media accreditation for the Appeals Chamber Judgement in Stanišić and Župljanin

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The Appeals Chamber Judgement in the case of Mićo Stanišić and Stojan Župljanin, two former high ranking Bosnian Serb officials, is scheduled to be rendered on Thursday, 30 June 2016 at 3:30 p.m. in Courtroom I.

Mićo Stanišić, former Minister of the Interior of Republika Srpska, and Stojan Župljanin, former Chief of the Regional Security Services Centre of Banja Luka, were indicted as participants in a joint criminal enterprise (JCE) aimed at permanently removing Bosnian Muslims, Bosnian Croats, and other non-Serbs from the territory of a planned Serbian state in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The Trial Chamber found that Stanišić and Župljanin participated in this JCE and that many of the crimes committed in a number of municipalities in BiH were foreseeable to the accused. The Trial Chamber sentenced both Stanišić and Župljanin to 22 years’ imprisonment for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed between April and December 1992 in BiH.

Journalists wishing to cover the hearing should send an email to press [at] icty.org by Wednesday, 28 June, 12:00 p.m. The email should contain the name of the media outlet as well as full name, passport number, and contact details of all journalists and AV technicians coming to the Tribunal.

Members of the public wishing to attend the hearing are requested to send an email to kralt.icty [at] un.org for more information on the procedure to be followed and the available space.