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Trial Verdict confirmed in relation to Božidar Kuvelja
(26.11.2013. 12:38)

The Panel of the Section I for War Crimes of the Appeals Division of the Court of BIH sent out on 19 November 2013 the Appeals Verdict dated 16 September 2013 refusing as unfounded the appeal of the Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina and appeal of the Defense Counsel for the Accused Božidar Kuvelja and confirming the Trial Verdict dated 11 January 2013.

 

Under the Trial Verdict of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina dated 11 January 2013, the Accused Božidar Kuvelja is found guilty of the criminal offense of Crimes against Humanity and sentenced to 20-year imprisonment.

 

The Prosecution filed an appeal from the Trial Verdict on grounds of erroneously and incompletely established state of facts, essential violations of provisions of the criminal proceedings, violations of the criminal code and decision on the sentence moving the Appeals Panel to order a re-trial or to modify the Trial Verdict in as much as to find the Accused Božidar Kuvelja guilty of the criminal offense of Genocide and impose on him a long-term prison sentence.

 

The Defense Counsel for the Accused Kuvelja filed an appeal on grounds of erroneously and incompletely established state of facts, essential violations of provisions of the criminal proceedings, violations of the criminal code and decision on the sentence moving the Appeals Panel to revise the Trial Verdict and refuse the charges or to acquit the Accused or to grant an appeal, revoke the Trial Verdict and order a re-trial before the Appeals Panel

 

The Appeals Panel held a public session on 16 September 2013 where the parties presented their appellate grievances maintaining the reasons raised in the written submissions. 

 

Having examined the contested Verdict within the limits of the appeals grievances, the Appeals Panel reached the said Appeals Verdict.

 

 

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