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Dragan Jokic granted Provisional Release

Press Release. Communiqué de presse

(Exclusively for the use of the media. Not an official document)



The Hague, 28 May 2002



Today, Tuesday 28 May 2002, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), comprised of Judges Claude Jorda (Presiding), David Hunt, Mehmet Güney and Asoka de Zoysa Gunawardana and Theodor Meron issued a written Decision granting the provisional release of Dragan Jokic.

The Appeals Chamber ruling follows a Decision by Trial Chamber II, dated 28 March 2002, which rejected Jokic’s original motion for provisional release and a Decision by a Bench of the Appeals Chamber dated 18 April 2002, which granted leave to appeal this Decision. On 3 May 2002, Dragan Jokic filed an "Appeal of Trial Chambers [sic] Denial of Request for Provisional

Jokic, who was released today, is required to abide by a number of specific terms and conditions set out in the Decision during his provisional release.


The full text of this Decision is available upon request from the ICTY Press Office and will also be released on the ICTY Internet site in due course.