Vinko Kondic Still Not Yet Ready for Trial

20. December 2011.16:00
At the status conference held before the State Court, a witness, expert of court medicine, said that indictee Vinko Kondic is still not able to attend the trial, due to his health.

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Erna Suljic, expert of court medicine, compared Kondic’s last finding made six months ago with a new one, which she wrote after a recent visit to the indictee, and told the Trial Chamber that he is still unable to attend the trial.

“Due to the nature of Parkinson’s disease, which Kondic has, his condition can not be improved, but compared to last finding, it has not significantly deteriorated either”, explained Suljic, adding that the indictee cannot perform basic physical activities by himself.

Kondic, former Chief of the Public Safety Station in Kljuc, was originally charged with Marko Adamovic and Bosko Lukic for crimes against non-Serb population in Kljuc in the period from May to end of 1992.

However, in October last year, the proceedings against him were separated after experts of court medicine determined that he is not able to continue the trial.

By the first instance verdict, Bosko Lukic and Marko Adamovic were acquitted for crimes against humanity in the area of Kljuc.

After the explanation of the witness, the Trial Chamber found that problems with health prevent Vinko Kondic to participate in the proceedings against him before the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

“We will continue to periodically monitor the condition of the indictee and whether he will be fit for trial”, said Jasmina Kosovic, Chairwoman of the Trial Chamber.

Mirna Buljugić

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