NewsAppeals Verdict in the case v. Slobodan Jakovljević et al. sent out(11.06.2014. 08:19)
The Panel of the Section I for War Crimes of the Appeals Division of the Court of BiH sent out on 29 April 2014 a verdict in the case v. Slobodan Jakovljević et al. granting in part the appeals filed by Counsel for the accused Milenko Trifunović, Brano Džinić, Aleksandar Radovanović, Slobodan Jakovljević and Branislav Medan, thus revising the Court’s Verdict of 29 July 2008 regarding the legal qualification of the offense, and finding the Accused guilty of the criminal offense of Genocide under Article 141 of the Criminal Code of SFRY as read with Article 24 (aiding and abetting) of the said Code, and sentencing the accused Milenko Trifunović, Brane Džinić, Aleksandar Radovanović, Slobodan Jakovljević and Branislav Medan to 20 years in prison each.
At its session held on 22 October 2013, the Constitutional Court of BiH honored the appeals of Milenko Trifunović, Slobodan Jakovljević, Brane Džinića, Aleksandar Radovanović and Branislav Medan, and having found a violation of Article 7(1) of the European Convention, revoked the Verdict of the Court of BiH of 9 September 2009.
On 23 January 2014, the Appeals Panel of the Court of BiH held a public session where both the Prosecution and the Defense presented their grounds of appeal and their respective responses to the appeals from the Trial Verdict, whereupon the Appeals Panel reviewed the contested Verdict insofar as determined under the decisions of the Constitutional Court of BiH, that is, in terms of proper application of the criminal code and of the criminal sanction, and accordingly, delivered the Appeals Verdict.