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Miroslav Tadic Granted Early Release

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The Hague, 4 November 2004
CT/ P.I.S. / 908e

Miroslav Tadic Granted Early Release


On 3 November 2004, the President of the Tribunal, Judge Theodor Meron, granted the early release of Miroslav Tadic "as soon as is reasonably practicable."

One of the co-accused in the Bosanski Samac case, Miroslav Tadic was found guilty by virtue of his individual criminal responsibility on one count of crimes against humanity (persecutions) and sentenced to eight years' imprisonment on 17 October 2003.

In reaching his decision, the President "considered Rule 125, incorporated by reference in Article 7 of the Practice Direction, which enumerates some of the factors to be taken into account when examining an application for early release, such as the gravity of the offence, demonstration of rehabilitation, any substantial co-operation with the Office of the Prosecutor, treatment of similarly situated prisoners, and further criteria identified in prior orders and decisions relating to early release."

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