1 Friday, 31 August 2007
2 [Open session]
3 [The accused entered court]
4 --- Upon commencing at 2.21 p.m.
5 JUDGE AGIUS: Good afternoon, everybody. Good afternoon to you,
6 registrar. You could kindly call the case, please.
7 THE REGISTRAR: Good afternoon, Your Honours. This is case number
8 IT-05-88-T, the Prosecutor versus Vujadin Popovic et al.
9 JUDGE AGIUS: Thank you. For the record, all the accused are
10 here. From the Defence teams I notice the absence of Mr. Haynes,
11 Ms. Condon and that's it, I think. Prosecution, I notice the presence of
12 Mr. McCloskey and Mr. Thayer.
13 All right. Any preliminaries?
14 MR. McCLOSKEY: No, Mr. President, I think we are ready to go.
15 JUDGE AGIUS: Okay. Thank you. Before we proceed, just for the
16 record, we will be proceeding in closed session soon after I finish making
17 this statement, to hear the testimony via videolink of another witness.
18 Before we do so, is it the case of applying Rule 90(E) in this case or
19 not, Mr. McCloskey?
20 MR. McCLOSKEY: No. We have never done that and I don't think
21 there is a need at this point.
22 JUDGE AGIUS: All right. One other question. Have you met with
23 this witness yourself before?
24 MR. McCLOSKEY: I have not.
25 JUDGE AGIUS: I'm asking for a very simple question so that I
1 usually -- I say you've met Mr. McCloskey already but in this case, he
2 hasn't met you, in other words.
3 MR. McCLOSKEY: No, he doesn't know me.
4 JUDGE AGIUS: Okay. All right.
5 We are proceeding pursuant to Rule 15 bis due to the absence of
6 Judge Stole, who tried his best to be with us today but he didn't --
7 wasn't feeling in a condition to continue. So he's gone home and we will
8 be proceeding without him. Okay. Having said that, I think we will now
9 go into closed session.
10 [Closed session]
11 Pages 14578-14610 redacted. Closed session
10 [Open session]
11 THE REGISTRAR: Your Honours, we are back in open session.
12 JUDGE AGIUS: Merci.
13 So now do you have any -- for the record, we finished with the
14 videolink connection during which we heard the testimony of
15 Witness PW-109. Now, it's time for the break, but if we went wrong with
16 our estimate and there is no further evidence or business to -- evidence
17 to be heard or business to transact, we will need to adjourn.
18 Mr. McCloskey?
19 MR. McCLOSKEY: We could squeeze someone in but I think given that
20 it's Friday and that we are going to have a little time next week, I would
21 prefer and I think everyone would prefer that we adjourn.
22 JUDGE AGIUS: All right. I just want to confirm with the Defence
23 teams that they are au courant with the schedule for next week. Have you
24 been kept informed as to who is giving evidence on Monday and on Tuesday?
25 I am more interested in those two days particularly in view of the issue
1 raised by Madam Nikolic yesterday or the day before.
2 Madam Nikolic, is the arrangement that has been circulated to your
4 MS. NIKOLIC: [Interpretation] It is, Your Honour, thank you very
6 JUDGE AGIUS: Yes, Mr. McCloskey?
7 MR. McCLOSKEY: Just we had that one exhibit, the pseudonym sheet,
8 to offer.
9 JUDGE AGIUS: Okay.
10 MR. McCLOSKEY: That's P02877.
11 JUDGE AGIUS: Okay.
12 MR. McCLOSKEY: I've been reminded that we did not put a 65 ter
13 summary for the witness. Perhaps if we could go into private session just
14 out of an abundance of caution. It's 188.
15 JUDGE AGIUS: Yes. Let's go into private session.
16 [Private session]
11 [Open session]
12 JUDGE AGIUS: [Microphone not activated]
13 THE REGISTRAR: We are back in open session, Your Honour.
14 JUDGE AGIUS: Thank you. Mr. McCloskey, recapitulating, there is
15 no need for you to present a 65 ter summary, there being a consensus that
16 at this point it is not needed. And secondly, the sheet of paper with the
17 name and surname of the last witness is admitted and will be kept under
19 There being no further business to transact, we stand adjourned
20 until Monday, at 9.00 in the morning. Thank you.
21 --- Whereupon the hearing adjourned at 3.53 p.m.,
22 to be reconvened on Monday, the 3rd day of
23 September, 2007, at 9.00 a.m.