Stanišić, Mićo

Mico StanišicFrom 1 April 1992, Mićo Stanišić was the Minister of the Serbian Ministry of Internal Affairs in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was later renamed as the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Republika Srpska. In his capacity as Minister, Stanišić had overall authority for the functioning of members and agents of the Ministry as well as having command and control of the police forces in co-ordination with the Army of the Republika Srpska.

Mićo Stanišić has been indicted, together with Stojan Župljanin, for crimes committed against the Bosnian Muslim and Bosnian Croat populations between 1 April and 31 December 1992 in the areas designated as the Serbian Autonomous Regions. These crimes include persecutions, extermination, murder, torture, inhumane acts and deportation (crimes against humanity) in addition to murder, torture and cruel treatment as violations of laws or customs of war.

Following his initial indictment on 24 February 2005, Mićo Stanišić surrendered and was transferred to The Hague on 11 March 2005. Stanišić pleaded not guilty to all charges and was granted provisional release from 19 July 2005. The trial commenced on 14 September 2009 and the prosecution rested its case on 1 February 2011.

The defence case commenced on 11 April 2011.


 

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