Prlić, Jadranko

Jadranko PrlicJadranko Prlić was the highest political official in the Croatian wartime entity, Herceg-Bosna, and President of its “supreme” executive body, the Croatian Defence Council. After the entity became the Croatian Republic of Herceg-Bosna in 1993, Prlić’s position changed from President to Prime Minister. He was subsequently the Vice-President of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), and Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister of the Federation of BiH from June 1994 to January 1996. Prlić was then Minister of Foreign Affairs of BiH from January 1996 until February 2001.

Jadranko Prlić was indicted on 4 March 2004 with Slobodan Praljak, Bruno StojićMilivoj Petković, Berislav Pušić and Valentin Ćorić (Prlić et al.). 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 BiH. All six pleaded not guilty during their first appearance on 6 April 2004.

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

The Prosecution completed its case on 24 January 2008. The Defense case commenced on 5 May 2008 and officially closed on 17 May 2008.
The closing arguments took place between 7 February and 2 March 2011.
On 21 April 2011 Trial Chamber III rejected Jadranko Prlić’s motion for provisional release.

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