Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina upheld Trial Judgement in Case of Mico Jurisic for Crimes Against Humanity

January 10, 2020 9:00 AM

 

On 11 November 2019, the Appellate Panel of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina delivered an appeals judgment in the case of Mićo Jurišić, dismissing as ill-founded the appeals filed respectively by the Prosecutor and defense counsel, and upholding the trial judgment of the Court of BiH of 8 April 2019.

The trial judgment found the accused Mićo Jurišić guilty of the criminal offense of Crimes against Humanity under Article 172(1) of the Criminal Code of BiH (CC BiH), as read with Subparagraph h), and Subparagraphs a) and k), all in conjunction with Article 180(1) CC BiH. The Court sentenced the accused Mićo Jurišić to 11 years of imprisonment.

Pursuant to Article 284, Subparagraph c), of the BiH Criminal Procedure Code, the accused Mićo Jurišić was acquitted of the charges concerning individual acts of commission whereby he would have committed the criminal offense of Crimes against Humanity under Article 172(1) CC BiH, as read with Subparagraph h), and Subparagraphs a) and e), all in conjunction with Article 180(1) CC BiH.

On 29 January 2017 the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina confirmed the indictment charging the accused Dragomir Tintor with the criminal offense of Crimes against Humanity under Article 172(1)h), as read with Subparagraphs a), g), e), f), i) of the Criminal Code of BiH (CC BiH), all in conjunction with Article 180(1) and Article 29 of the CC BiH, the accused Mićo Jurišić with the criminal offense of Crimes against Humanity under Article 172(1)h), as read with Subparagraphs a), e), f) of the CC BiH, and Article 180(1) and Article 26(1) of the CC BiH. The indictment charges the accused Dragomir Tintor and Mićo Jurišić with the criminal offense of Crimes against Humanity under Article 172(1)h), as read with Subparagraph f), in conjunction with Article 180(1) and Article 29. of the CC BiH.

On 7 March 2018, at a plea hearing held in the case of Mićo Jurišić the accused Mićo Jurišić pleaded not guilty to the criminal offense of Crimes against Humanity under Article 172 paragraph 1 subparagraph (h) as read with subparagraphs (a), (e) and (f), Article 180(1) and Article 26(1) of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The main trial was initiated on 17  May 2018.

Panel of Judges composed of: Kreho Minka, Marenić Željka, Lagumdžija Halil.

In the criminal case against the accused Mićo Jurišić, having completed a trial, on 8 April 2019 the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina delivered the trial judgment finding the accused Mićo Jurišić guilty of the criminal offense of Crimes against Humanity under Article 172(1) of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as read with Subparagraph a), h) and k) of the same Article, all in conjunction with Articles 29 and 180(1) of the Criminal Code of BiH.

The Court sentenced the accused Mićo Jurišić to 11 (eleven) years of imprisonment.

On 11 November 2019, the Appellate Panel of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina delivered an appeals judgment in the case of Mićo Jurišić, dismissing as ill-founded the appeals filed respectively by the Prosecutor and defense counsel, and upholding the trial judgment of the Court of BiH of 8 April 2019.

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