Miletić, Radivoje

Radivoje MileticIn 1995, Radivoje Miletić was Chief of Operations and Training, and Deputy Chief of Staff – standing in for the Chief of Staff, of the Main Staff of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS). In this position, Radivoje Miletic communicated the intentions, orders and directives of the commander and acted as the main intermediary between his superior and the subordinate units. The indictment against Miletić alleges that he had prior knowledge of the campaigns to rid the Srebrenica and Zepa enclaves of their Muslim populations in July 1995.

From July to November 1995, the indictment asserts that Miletić took part in a Joint Criminal Enterprise to forcibly evict the women and children from Srebrenica, and to capture, detain, summarily execute, bury, and rebury thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys from the Srebrenica enclave.

Radivoje Miletić surrendered on 24 February 2005 and was transferred to the ICTY four days later. He pleaded not guilty to all charges. Miletić has been indicted with six other accused: Vujadin Popović, Vinko Pandurević, Drago Nikolić, Milan Gvero, Ljubomir Borovčanin and Ljubiša Beara (“Popović et al.”).

The trial commenced on 14 July 2006.
The prosecution case closed on 7 February 2008.
The defence case commenced on 2 June 2008 and closed on 12 March 2009.

The parties presented their closing arguments between 2 and 15 September 2009.
On 10 June 2010 Radivoje Miletic was sentenced to 19 years’ imprisonment.
On 8 September 2010 both the prosecution and the defence filed their notice of appeal.

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