Corić, Valentin

After being named a commander of the military training centre at Kravice, in the Republic of Croatia, in April 1992 Valentin Ćorić was appointed to the position of Deputy for Security and Commander of the HVO (Croatian Defence Council)  Military Policy. His position was later titled “Chief of the Military Police Administration”. In November 1993, Ćorić was appointed Minister of Interior in the Croatian Republic of Herceg-Bosna.

Valentin Ćorić was indicted on 4 March 2004 with Jadranko Prlić, Slobodan Praljak, Bruno StojićMilivoj Petković 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina. All six pleaded not guilty during their first appearance on 6 April 2004.

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

The Prosecution completed its case on 24 January 2008. The Defense case commenced on 5 May 2008.

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

.On 28 March 2011 the defence submitted a request for a full acquittal.

On 1 April 2011 the Prosecution argued that Valentin Coric should be sentenced to 35 years imprisonment.

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