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ICTY Weekly Press Briefing - 3rd Apr 2002

ICTY Press Briefing - 03 April 2002

note that this is not a verbatim transcript of the Press Briefing. It is merely
a summary.

ICTY Weekly
Press Briefing

Date: 03.04.2002

Time: 02:00 p.m.


Landale, Spokesman for Registry and Chambers, made the following statement:

First, to remind
you all that the initial appearance of Momir Nikolic will take place this afternoon
at 3 p.m. in Courtroom I before Judge Schomburg. The President of the Tribunal,
Judge Claude Jorda, has assigned Trial Chamber II, consisting of Judges Schomburg,
Mumba and Agius, to the case.

- In the Martinovic
and Naletilic case, or Tuta and Stela case, on 27 March we received an "Order
to the Prosecution to Provide Definite Information on their Alleged Possession
of the Mostar Court Files".

- On 27
March, we received the public redacted version of Hasim Delic's "Motion
for the Review of Proceeding", which was filed on 15 January.

- On the
same day, we received the Prosecution's "Motion to Withdraw Indictment
Against Nenad Banovic".

- In the
Kvocka and others case on 2 April we received Milojica Kos' appeal brief.

All of the documents
that I have mentioned will be available after the briefing.

In terms of
the court schedule:

- The Milosevic trial is due to resume next Monday, 8 April.

- This Friday, 5 April, there will be a Status Conference in the Krstic case
before Judge Hunt at 2.30 p.m. in Courtroom III.

- And, following
that at 4 p.m., there will be a Status Conference in the Kunarac and others
case before Judge Shahabuddeen.

Joris, Advisor to the Prosecutor, made the following statement:


Asked to confirm
that the Prosecutor had submitted a 'motion for the withdrawal of the indictment
against Nenad Banovic', Landale replied that this was correct.
Asked whether
the OTP had been in communication with the Belgrade authorities regarding
the announced transfer of some accused, Joris replied that the OTP was waiting
for transfers and had been waiting for transfers for quite some time now.
He added that public and international attention had heightened because the
US deadline had passed by. The OTP would continue to wait.
Asked whether
the OTP had been in contact with the Belgrade authorities regarding logistics
matters, Joris replied that he could not answer this question. He added that
the OTP had regular communication and contact with the authorities in Belgrade,
but certainly did not deal with any operational details as to indictees' arrests,
how, where, when or who should arrest them. This was for the authorities to
take care of. The OTP's role in the arrest and detention was well known and
remained the same procedure as always.
Asked whether
there was any word yet on the Krnojelac appeal, Landale replied that there
was none.