Case No. IT-03-66-R77


Judge Amin El Mahdi, Presiding
Judge Liu Daqun
Judge György Szénási

Mr. Hans Holthuis

Order of:
7 April 2005








The Office of the Prosecutor:

Mr. David Akerson
Mr. Jason Dominguez

Counsel for the Accused:

Mr. Tjarda Eduard van der Spoel

UNMIK authorities


Trial Chamber I ("Chamber") of the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991 ("International Tribunal");

NOTING the "Order for Provisional Release" issued on 4 March 2005, whereby the Chamber granted the accused Beqa Beqaj ("Accused") provisional release subject to various terms and conditions including the condition that the Accused "return for Trial in The Hague upon the Chamberís Order";

NOTING the guarantees provided by the UNMIK authorities on 7 March 2005 to assist the provisional release of the Accused and his return to Pristina Airport;

NOTING that the Chamber has scheduled the commencement of trial on 25 April 2005;

NOTING the Accusedís entitlements in accordance with Article 21, 4 (d) of the Statute;

PURSUANT TO Rules 54 and 65 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence;


  1. the suspension of the provisional release of Beqa Beqaj from 21 April 2005 until further order;
  2. the accused Beqa Beqaj shall return, on his arrival, to the United Nations Detention Unit at the latest for the pre-trial conference to be held on 22 April 2005;
  3. the accused Beqa Beqaj shall then remain in the custody of the Tribunal until further order.

REQUIRES the authorities of UNMIK to ensure that the Accused, along with his passport and other travel documents, is accompanied from his residence to Pristina airport, Kosovo, and be handed over to the Tribunalís representative at Pristina airport, Kosovo;

DIRECTS the Registrar of the International Tribunal to take all necessary steps to facilitate the Accusedís return to the International Tribunal from Kosovo to the custody of the Tribunal, by, in particular, designating a representative to take over the Accused from the UNMIK representative at Pristina airport, Kosovo, accompanying him on his return flight to the Netherlands, and handing the Accused over at Schiphol Airport (or any other designated airport in The Netherlands) to the Dutch Authorities along with his passport and other travel documents; and

REQUIRES the Dutch authorities to ensure that the Accused is taken to the custody of the Tribunal upon his arrival in The Netherlands.


Done in French and English, the English version being authoritative.

Judge Amin El Mahdi
Presiding Judge

Dated this seventh Day of April 2005,
At The Hague,
The Netherlands.

[Seal of the Tribunal]