On 19 April 2010 the Court ruled to join the case against Jević Duško et al. (X-KR-09/823-1) with the case against Ikonić Neđo (X-KR-08/654-1), thus from that point onwards this case refers to all the accused persons: Jević Duško, Đurić Mendeljev, Marković Goran and Ikonić Neđo and will bear a single number - Jević Duško et al. (X-KR-09/823-1).
On 30 October 2009 the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) issued a Decision ordering Jević Duško and Đurić Mendeljev into custody.
On 20 December 2009 the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) issued a Decision ordering Marković Goran into custody.On 21 January 2010 the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) issued a Decision ordering Ikonić Neđo into custody. On 25 May 2012, the Court rendered a decision terminating the custody of the accused Marković Goran and Ikonić Neđo.
25.05.2012. Jević Duško et al.
20.05.2013. Jević Duško et al.
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Factual Description of the Indictment:
The Indictment inter alia avers that the accused Jević Duško, as an Assistant Commander of the S.P.B of the RS MUP and the Commander of the J.Training Centre of the S.P.B., the accused Đurić Mendeljev as a Commander of the 1st Company in the J.Training Centre and the accused Marković Goran., as a Commander of the 2nd Platoon of the 1st Company of the J.Training Centre, commanded their units, acting both individually and in concert with other participants, planned, ordered, instigated and participated in the realization of a systematic joint criminal enterprise. In the time period from 10 July to 19 July 1995 the accused persons, as co-perpetrators, inflicted grave physical and mental injuries to the group of Bosniaks, carried out killing of Bosniak males as well as forcible transfers of women, children and elderly from the UN-protected Srebrenica safe area, with the aim to completely exterminate the national, ethnic and religious group of Bosniaks.
Counts of the Indictment:
The Indictment charges Jević Duško, Đurić Mendeljev and Marković Goran with the criminal offence of Genocide under Article 171 of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CC BiH) as read with Article 180, paragraph 1 of the BiH CC.
Course of the proceedings:
The Court confirmed the Indictment on 22 January 2010.
At the plea hearing held on 19 February 2010 before the Section 1 for War Crimes of the Court of BiH all the accused entered not guilty pleas.
The main trial was opened on 29 April 2010.
On 25 May 2012 the Court pronounced the first-instance Verdict in the Jević Duško et al. (S1 1 K 003417 10 KrI) case finding the accused Jević Duško and Đurić Mendeljev guilty of the criminal offence of Genocide. In that regard, the Court imposed on the accused the following long-term prison sentences: Jević Duško 35 years, Đurić Mendeljev 30 years. The Court acquitted the accused Ikonić Neđo and Marković Goran of the charges that they committed a criminal offence of Genocide.
The session of the Appellate Panel was held on 20 May 2013.
On 16 August 2013, the Court has sent out the second-instance Verdict in the Jević Duško et al. (S1 1 K 003417 12 Krž) case modifying the first-instance Verdict in its sentencing part; therefore the accused Jević Duško is now sentenced to 32 years of long-term imprisonment and the accused Đurić Mendeljev to 28 years of long-term imprisonment. In other parts the first-instance Verdict remains unchanged.