Petković, Milivoj

Milivoj PetkovicFrom April 1992 until July 1993, Milivoj Petković was the military head of the Herceg-Bosna/HVO (Croatian Defence Council) armed forces, with the title “Chief of the HVO Main Staff”. On or about 24 July 1993, Petković became the deputy overall commander of the Herceg-Bosna/HVO armed forces. On 26 April 1994, he was again named the overall HVO commander, and he remained in this position until about 5 August 1994.

Milivoj Petković was indicted on 4 March 2004 with Jadranko Prlić, Slobodan Praljak, Bruno Stojić, Valentin Ćorić and Berislav Pušić. All six of the accused have been charged on the basis of their individual criminal responsibility and of their superior criminal responsibility with nine counts of crimes against humanity, eight counts of violations of the laws or customs of war and eight counts of grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions. The alleged crimes took place in areas in south-eastern Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. All six pleaded not guilty during their first appearance on 6 April 2004.

The trial against Petković, Praljak, Prlić, Stojić, Ćorić and Pušić (Prlić et al.) began on 26 April 2006.

The Prosecution completed its case on 24 January 2008. The defence case commenced on 5 May 2008 and officially closed on 17 May 2010.

The closing arguments took place between 7 February and 2 March 2011.

On 1 April 2011 the Prosecution filed a public redacted version of its final trial brief.

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