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The Hague, 11 September 2006
Domagoj Margetic Charged With Contempt Of The Tribunal
The Tribunal today issued an indictment charging the Croatian journalist Domagoj Margetić with contempt of the Tribunal for publishing the identities of protected witnesses.
Margetić, a freelance journalist from Croatia, is accused of revealing the names of witnesses who testified in the Tribunal case against the Bosnian Croat General Tihomir Blaškić. He did so by publishing lists on his personal website between 7 July and 2 August 2006 despite receiving explicit advance warning that the material was confidential and subject to court orders which prohibited publication.
The indictment states that, through his actions, Margetić ‘undermines confidence in the Tribunal’s ability to grant effective protective measures’ and by such acts he “interfered with witnesses who have given, or are about to give evidence”.
The full text of the indictment can be accessed at :
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
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