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23 October 2009
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Week ahead: Verdict Due in Predrag Kujundzic Case

BIRN BiH
On Friday, October 30 the verdict is due to be pronounced in the case of Predrag Kujundzic, who is charged with crimes committed in Doboj. In its closing arguments the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina called for a long prison sentence, while the Defence called for a verdict of acquittal.
The Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina charges Kujundzic, as the former Commander of the "Predini vukovi" ("Predo's Wolves") unit, which functioned with the Republika Srpska Army, VRS, with having participated in "persecutions, murders, rape and the capture of civilians from the Doboj area".

On Wednesday, October 28 the Trial Chamber will consider an agreement concluded between indictee Zoran Maric and the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the agreement Maric admitted his guilt in the crime committed in Tisovac village, in Jajce Municipality. As per the agreement, Maric may be sentenced to between 14 and 16 years in prison.

On Tuesday, October 27 Petar Civcic, Branko Topola and Marinko Ljepoja are due to enter pleas in connection with the crime committed at Koricanske stjene in August 1992. The trial of Zoran Babic, Milorad Radakovic, Milorad Skrbic, Ljubisa Cetic, Dusan Jankovic and Zeljko Stojnic, who are charged with the same crime, is due to continue on Monday and Tuesday next week.

The last witness is due to appear before the Court as part of the Prosecution's additional evidence presentation at the trial of Predrag Bastah and Goran Viskovic, who are charged with crimes committed in Vlasenica, on Monday, October 26. On the same day the trial is due to continue in the case of Radomir Vukovic and Zoran Tomic, who are charged with genocide committed in Srebrenica.

On Monday and Wednesday next week the Prosecution is due to continue presenting evidence at the trial of Vinko Kondic, Bosko Lukic and Marko Adamovic. The three indictees are charged with crimes committed in Kljuc Municipality.

On Monday, October 26 and Thursday, October 29 the trial is due to continue in the case of Ljubo Tomic and Krsto Josic, who are charged with the murder of three people in Marhosi forest, in Zvornik Municipality, in 1992.

On October 27 the Defence of the second indictee, at the trial of Ratko Bundalo, Nedjo Zeljaja and Djordjislav Askraba, is due to confirm whether it intends to present new evidence following the revised indictment filed by the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

On the same day the trial is due to continue in the case of Momir Pelemis and Slavko Peric, who are charged by the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina with genocide committed in Srebrenica.

The trial of Gojko Klickovic, Mladen Drljaca and Jovan Ostojic, who are indicted for crimes committed in Bosanska Krupa, is due to continue on Tuesday, October 27 and Wednesday, October 28.

On Wednesday, October 28 new Prosecution witnesses are due to appear at the trial of three former members of the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who are charged with crimes committed in Krajina. The Prosecution charges Mehura Selimovic, Adil Ruznic and Emir Mustafic with crimes committed against Serb prisoners-of-war and civilians. 

On Thursday, October 29 the trial is due to continue in the case of Stojan Perkovic, who is indicted for crimes against humanity committed in the Rogatica area.
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