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Momir Nikolić transferred to Finland to serve sentence

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The Hague, 11 April 2007

Momir Nikolić transferred to Finland to serve sentence


Momir Nikolić, Assistant Commander for Security and Intelligence of the Bosnian Serb Army Bratunac Brigade, was transferred today to Finland to serve his sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment.

On 7 May 2003, Momir Nikolić pleaded guilty to persecuting Bosnian Muslim civilians in Srebrenica in 1995. Specifically, Momir Nikolić admitted that he was involved in coordinating and organizing the Bosnian Serb army operation to kill over 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys, and deport many thousands of women and children to Muslim-held territory. The Trial Chamber sentenced him to 27 years’ imprisonment for this crime.

Momir Nikolić appealed his sentence, arguing that the Trial Chamber made errors in its determination, and submitted twelve grounds of appeal. On 8 March 2006, the Appeals Chamber accepted three grounds of appeal and reduced his sentence to 20 years. 

For a complete overview of the case, the case information sheetcan be found on the Tribunal’s website at http://www.icty.org/x/cases/nikolic/cis/en/cis_nikolic_momir.pdf

Other transfers

Twenty-five other accused are serving their sentences: Duško Sikirica, Mitar Vasiljević, Dario Kordić and Zoran Žigić in Austria; Duško Tadić and Dragoljub Kunarac in Germany; Vladimir Šantić and Darko Mrđa in Spain; Zoran Vuković, Radomir Kovač and Dragan Obrenović in Norway; Dragan Nikolić, Goran Jelisić and Milorad Krnojelac in Italy; Biljana Plavšić and Miroslav Deronjić in Sweden; Hazim Delić and Esad Landžo in Finland; Ranko Češić and Miodrag Jokić in Denmark; Predrag Banović, Mlađo Radić and Milomir Stakić in France; Radislav Krstić and Blagoje Simić in the United Kingdom.

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