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Rule 98bis Decision in the case of Ratko Mladić to be rendered Tuesday, 15 April

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The Hague, 11 April 2014

Rule 98bis Decision in the case of Ratko Mladić to be rendered Tuesday, 15 April

Ratko Mladić

The pronouncement of Trial Chamber’s decision on the Rule 98bis motion for acquittal in the case of Ratko Mladić is scheduled for Tuesday, 15 April at 9:30 in courtroom I.

In its Rule 98bis submissions the Defence for Mladić asked for acquittal on the counts of genocide, as well as charges of a number of individual crimes in some other counts of the indictment. The Prosecution requested that the motion should be dismissed.

Ratko Mladić, former Commander of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS) Main Staff, stands accused of genocide and a multitude of crimes committed against Bosnian Muslim, Bosnian Croat and other non-Serb civilians in BiH from May 1992 to late 1995.

Ratko Mladić was initially indicted on 25 July 1995. After having been at large for almost sixteen years, he was arrested on 26 May 2011 and transferred to the Tribunal on 31 May 2011. His trial commenced on 16 May 2012 and the Prosecution concluded its case on 26 February 2014.

On 17 March 2014, the Defence orally presented its motion pursuant to Rule 98 bis. The Prosecution responded on 18 March 2014.

The hearing will be broadcast live on the Tribunal’s website.

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