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Mikulic: Medical Documentation Presented

15. June 2012.00:00
The Defence of Drazen Mikulic, who is charged with crimes in Dretelj, presents medical documentation issued by the Clinical and Hospital Centre in Split pertaining to witness Marinko Sosa.

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The medical documents say that Sosa, former member of the Croatian Defence Council, HVO, was transported from Grude to Split by helicopter on August 3, 1993 and admitted to the Centre for medical treatment.

Sosa, former Commander of the Sixth Brigade of HVO in Grude municipality, testified in defence of Mikulic at the beginning of April this year, when he said that he went to the indictee’s house on August 2, 1993 in order to give him 500 Marks, representing assistance to wounded members of HVO.

The Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina charges Mikulic, former member of the HVO military police, with having treated civilians, who were held in Dretelj, in an inhumane manner.

The indictment alleges that Mikulic participated, several times, in the torture of detainees in a brutal, cruel and humiliating manner, causing severe bodily injuries and suffering of those people, which even resulted in the death of some of them.

Considering the fact that neither the State Prosecution nor the Defence of the indictee had any further evidence to present, the Trial Chamber announced that it would invite two Prosecution witnesses to testify again at the next hearing, scheduled for June 28 this year, in order to pose a few additional questions to them.

Witnesses Almir Dedic and Mirhet Djuheric, who testified for the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the end of last year, said that they saw the indictee beating detainees in Dretelj at the beginning of July 1993.

Trial Chamber Chairman Stanisa Gluhajic said that, following the examination of those two witnesses, a trial break would be ordered due to the holiday season, adding that the Court would schedule the presentation of closing statements at this trial past the first half of August this year.

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