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Momir Talic Granted Provisional Release

Press Release . Communiqué de presse

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



The Hague, 20 September 2002


Momir Talic Granted Provisional Release

Today, Friday 20 September 2002, Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, comprised of Judge Agius, presiding, Judge Janu and Judge Taya, granted the Motion by the Defence of Momir Talic for provisional release.

The Trial Chamber deemed it ‘appropriate’ to order the provisional release of Mr. Talic in light of his medical condition. The ruling followed a confidential Motion for provisional release filed on 10 September 2002, by the Defence of Momir Talic and a confidential response to the Motion filed by the Office of the Prosecutor on 17 September 2002. The confidentiality Order was
lifted in a hearing on Tuesday 17 September 2002 and an amendment to Mr. Talic’s Motion for provisional release was filed publicly on 18 September 2002. The Trial Chamber heard the parties and a representative of the Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia at a hearing on Thursday, 19 September 2002.

The Decision sets out a number of terms and conditions to be complied with by Momir Talic while on provisional release. Arrangements are being made for his transfer.


The full text of the Chamber’s Decision will be made available in due course from the ICTY Press Unit and on the ICTY web site: