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Erdemovic and Kremenovic transferred to The Hague
On Saturday, 30 March 1996, Drazen ERDEMOVIC and Radoslav KREMENOVIC were transferred to the Tribunal's detention facility at The Hague.
On 3 March 1996 the Prosecutor requested the Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to transfer Drazen ERDEMOVIC and Radoslav KREMENOVIC to the seat of the Tribunal in The Hague for the purpose of questioning them in relation to an investigation being conducted by the Prosecutor. The investigation relates to the atrocities committed during the Bosnian-Serb take over of Srebrenica in the summer of 1995.
On 27 March 1996 the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia stated that in accordance with the request of the Prosecutor the two persons would be made available to the Tribunal, on a temporary basis, under the Rule 90 bis of the Tribunal's Rules of Procedure and Evidence.
On 28 March 1996 Judge Riad, at the request of the Prosecutor, made an order under Rule 90 bis for the temporary transfer of Drazen ERDEMOVIC and Radoslav KREMENOVIC to The Hague and for their detention in the Tribunal's Detention Facility.
The Prosecutor recognizes that in respect of any criminal violations that may have been committed by Drazen ERDEMOVIC and Radoslav KREMENOVIC the Courts of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia have concurrent jurisdiction with the Tribunal and that the authorities of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia have informed the Prosecutor's Office that they intend to prosecute Drazen ERDEMOVIC and Radoslav KREMENOVIC for offenses including those that are within the jurisdiction of the Tribunal.
Consideration will be given to their evidence being used in Rule 61 Proceedings or at a Trial.
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