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7 April 2010

Kondic et al: Paying Respects to a Colleague

The Trial Chamber postpones the trial for Kljuc crimes due to the death of Haris Bojic, the main Defence attorney of indictee Bosko Lukic.

"On behalf of the indictees' defence attorneys I would like to ask you to postpone the hearing because our colleague Bojic has been here with us for months. In that way, we would pay our respects to him," Milan Trbojevic, Lukic's additional Defence attorney, said.

Haris Bojic died on April 3, 2010 at the age of 61.

The State Prosecution did not object to the Defence's proposal. The Trial Chamber decided to postpone the trial of Vinko Kondic, Bosko Lukic and Marko Adamovic, who are charged with crimes committed in the Kljuc area, until April 12.

Kondic, former Chief of the Public Safety Station in Kljuc, Lukic, former Commander of the Territorial Defence, TD, municipal Headquarters in Kljuc, and Adamovic, former Deputy Commander of the TD Battalion in Kljuc, are charged with participation in the murder, extermination, deportation, detention and torture of Bosniaks and Croats from that region.

The State Prosecution charges them with having participated in crimes against humanity and having organized a group of people and abetted them to commit genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Kondic did not come to the hearing today, because he "is not feeling well", but the medical service determined he was capable of attending the trial. The trial for crimes committed in Kljuc was postponed several times due to the poor health of Kondic, who suffers from Parkinson's disease.
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