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Miroslav Deronjic Transferred to Sweden to Serve his 10-Year Prison Sentence

Press Release
(Exclusively for the use of the media. Not an official document)
The Hague, 25 November 2005

Miroslav Deronjic Transferred to Sweden to Serve his 10-Year Prison Sentence

Miroslav Deronjic (55) was yesterday transferred to Sweden to serve the 10-year prison term handed down to him by the Tribunal. On 30 September 2003, as part of an agreement with the Prosecutor, Deronjic admitted to having ordered Serbian forces to attack the village of Glogova in eastern Bosnia, which took place on 9 May 1993. During this attack, 64 Muslim civilians from the village were killed, Bosnian Muslim homes, private property, and the mosque were destroyed, and a substantial part of the village of Glogova was razed. At the time of the attack, Deronjic was head of three 'crisis staffs' in the municipality of Bratunac in eastern Bosnia, as well as the local leader of the Serbian Democratic Party (SDS), Radovan Karadzic's political party.

Procedural Background
Indictment issued on: 3 July 2002
Transferred to Tribunal: 8 July 2002
Pleaded guilty on: 30 September 2003
Trial Chamber sentencing judgement: 30 March 2004
Appeals Chamber judgement following Deronjic's Appeal: 20 July 2005

Other transfers
Eighteen other accused are serving their sentences: Dusko Sikirica and Mitar Vasiljevic in Austria; Dusko Tadic and Dragoljub Kunarac in Germany; Drago Josipovic, Vladimir Santic and Darko Mrdja in Spain; Zoran Vukovic, Radomir Kovac and Dragan Obrenovic in Norway; Goran Jelisic in Italy; Biljana Plavsic in Sweden; Hazim Delic and Esad Landzo in Finland; Ranko Cesic in Denmark; Predrag Banovic and Mladjo Radic in France; and Radislav Krstic in the United Kingdom.

Courtroom proceedings can be followed on the Tribunal's website. The Trial Chamber judgement in this case can be found at www.un.org/icty/deronjic/trialc/judgement/index.htm.

The Appeals Chamber judgement in this case can be found at www.un.org/icty/deronjic/appeal/judgement/index.htm.