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Vlahovic: Indictee claims he’s already been sentenced

19. January 2012.00:00
At the continuation of the trial for crimes in the Sarajevo settlements of Grbavica, Vraca and Kovacici, the Trial Chamber warned indictee Veselin Vlahovic that, unless he does not come to the courtroom, and the doctor says that he is capable, the trial will continue without his presence.

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Vlahovic explained to the Trial Chamber that he did not come at the previous hearing on January 16, because he did not feel well and because he was “sentenced in advance by the journalists” for the acts for which he is indicted.

“Journalists have sentenced me in advance, if they could ‘tone down’ a little”, said the indictee, expressing regret for his absence from the last hearing.

At this hearing, a protected witness gave her testimony. The public was excluded from that part of the hearing.

The Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina indictment charges Vlahovic with having killed and participated in the murder of several people in the Grbavica, Vraca and Kovacici municipalities in 1992 and participated in the abuse of non-Serb citizens and took money and other valuable possessions from them.

A second indictment was filed against Vlahovic, charging him with the murder and forcible disappearances of 14 persons and rape and abuse of civilians.

The continuation of the trial is scheduled for January, 23, 2012.M.B.

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