Brđanin, Radoslav

Radoslav BrdjaninRadoslav Brđanin was a leading political figure in the Autonomous Region of Krajina (ARK) - a self-styled state created by Bosnian Serbs within Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Brđanin held key positions at the municipal, regional and republic levels, including First Vice-president of the ARK Assembly, President of the ARK Crisis Staff, and acting Vice-President of the Government of the Republika Srpska. Brđanin was initially indicted on 14 March 1999 with Momir Talić. On 12 July 1999, during his initial appearance, Brđanin pleaded not guilty to all charges against him.

Radoslav Brđanin was charged with two counts of genocide, five counts of crimes against humanity, two counts of violations of the laws or customs of war, and three counts of grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions. These crimes were allegedly committed in 13 municipalities in the Bosnian Krajina (north-west BiH) between 1 April 1992 and 31 December 1992.

The Brđanin and Talić trial commenced on 23 January 2002. Talić was provisionally released because of health reasons; he died on 28 May 2003. On 1 September 2004, Trial Chamber II of the ICTY sentenced Brđanin to 32 years’ imprisonment. Both Brđanin and the Prosecution appealed the judgement. On 3 April 2007, the Appeals Chamber reduced the sentence to 30 years’ imprisonment.

On 4 March 2008 Radoslav Brdanin was transferred to Denmark to serve the remainder of his sentence. Credit was given to Brdanin for the time spent in detention since 6 July 1999.

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