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The Hague, 27 June 1997
Apprehension and transfer to The Hague of an Accused under sealed indictment.
Today, Friday 27 June 1997, SLAVKO DOKMANOVIC was taken into custody by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
SLAVKO DOKMANOVIC was the President of the Vukovar Municipality in November 1991, when JNA and Serb paramilitary soldiers removed from the Vukovar hospital approximately 260 men, who were later transported in groups to a site close to Ovcara where they were shot and killed.
The Ovcara site was exhumed between 11 September and 7 October 1996 by the Office of the Prosecutor's forensic experts who recovered 200 bodies.
The sealed indictment
SLAVKO DOKMANOVIC was indicted on 26 March 1996 in an amendment to the "Vukovar indictment" previously issued against Mile MRKSIC, Miroslav RADIC and Veselin SLJIVANCANIN.
This amended indictment was confirmed by Judge Fouad RIAD, who also ordered the indictment not to be disclosed to allow the arrest of the accused.
SLAVKO DOKMANOVIC was arrested on 27 June 1997 by ICTY investigators in Eastern Slavonia, acting under the supervision of personnel from the United Nations Transitional Administration for Eastern Slavonia (UNTAES). He was then transferred to The Netherlands. His transfer to The Hague was supported by UNTAES in accordance with its mandate.
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
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