Registry and Chambers:
Nerma Jelačić, Spokesperson for Registry and Chambers, made the following statement:
I will go straight to the court schedule:
Tomorrow a status conference will be held in the appeals case for Mile Mrkšić and Veselin Šljivančanin at 15:00 in courtroom III. Both Mrkšić and Šljivančanin appealed their sentences of 20 and fives years’ imprisonment, respectively, for crimes committed at Ovčara.
On Friday, a status conference will be held in the case of former senior Serbian police officer Vlastimir Đorđević at 10:00 in courtroom II. Đorđević is charged with crimes directed at ethnic Albanian civilians in Kosovo in 1999. A date has not yet been determined for the start of trial.
For the remainder of the week, hearings will continue in the case of Vojislav Seselj, Prlić and others and Gotovina and others.
The trials of Prlić and others, Popović and others and Šešelj will be held Monday through Thursday next week. Please note that Friday, 24 October is a UN holiday and the Tribunal will be closed.
The trials for Momčilo Perišić, Lukić and Lukić, and Gotovina and others will recommence on Monday 27 October.
Please check the courtroom schedule on the Tribunal’s website for the latest schedule changes.
Office of the Prosecutor:
Olga Kavran, Spokesperson for the Office of the Prosecutor, made no statement.
Asked for an update on the status of the prosecution’s motion to amend the Karadžić indictment, Jelačić said that the motion and proposed amended indictment were being translated into Bosnian/ Croatian/Serbian. She added that in accordance to the Rules the accused has the right to file a response to the motion within 14 days of receiving the motion and proposed amended indictment in the language he understands. Jelačić added that the Prosecution will then have seven days to file a reply if the Chamber permits it to do so. It is then that the Chamber will render its decision.