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Today, 6 July 2004, Mitar Vasiljević was transferred to Austria to serve his 15 year sentence, as handed down by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
On 29 November 2002, Mitar Vasiljević was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment (see Press Release 713e). On 30 December 2002, Mitar Vasiljević filed his notice of appeal against this Judgement. The Appeals Chamber partially allowed his appeal and reduced his sentence to 15 years on 25 February 2004.
Fourteen other accused are currently serving sentence. Duško Sikirica also in Austria; Duško Tadić and Dragoljub Kunarac in Germany; Stevan Todorović, Drago Josipović and Vladimir Šantićin Spain; Zoran Vuković, Radomir Kovač and Dragan Obrenović in Norway; Goran Jelisić in Italy; Biljana Plavšić in Sweden; and Anto Furundzija, Hazim Delić and Esad Landžo in Finland.
On 23 July 1999, Austria became the fifth State to enter into an Agreement on the enforcement of sentences with the ICTY (see press release 421-e). Other States to have entered into similar agreements are: Italy (signed on 6 February 1997), Finland (signed on 7 May 1997), Norway (signed on 24 April 1998), Sweden (signed on 23 February 1999), France (signed on 25 February 2000), Spain (signed on 28 March 2000), Denmark (signed on 19 June 2002) and the United Kingdom (signed on 11 March 2004). Germany has signed two ad hoc agreements with the Tribunal with regards to Duško Tadić and Dragoljub Kunarac.
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