Peresic ICTY Indictment

Peresic ICTY - http/www.icty.org/x/cases/perisic/ind/en/per-ii050222e.htm THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL FOR THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA THE

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http://www.icty.org/x/cases/perisic/ind/en/per-ii050222e.htm THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL FOR THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA THE PROSECUTOR OF THE TRIBUNAL AGAINST MOMCILO PERISIC INDICTMENT The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, pursuant to her authority under Article 18 of the Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia charges: MOMCILO PERISIC With CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY and VIOLATIONS OF THE LAWS OR CUSTOMS OF WAR as set forth below: The Accused 1. Momcilo PERISIC (son of Svetozar PERISIC) was born on 22 May 1944 in Kostunici, in Serbia, in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY). He joined the Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA) and graduated from the Ground Forces Military Academy in 1966. When the conflict in the former Yugoslavia began Momcilo PERISIC was the commander of the JNA Artillery School Centre in Zadar. In January 1992, Momcilo PERISIC was appointed the commander of the newly established 13 th Corps (Bileca Corps) of the JNA which had a command post in the Mostar region of the SFRY. In May 1992, after it formally withdrew from the territory of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) the JNA was renamed the Yugoslav Army (VJ). In June 1992, Momcilo PERISIC was appointed Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander of the 3rd Army based in Nis. He became its Commander in April 1993. Position and Authority of Accused 2. Momcilo PERISIC became the Chief of General Staff of the VJ on or about 26 August 1993 and held this position until 24 November 1998. He was the most senior officer in the VJ and had overall authority and responsibility for its functioning. Under Yugoslav law he was subordinate only to the President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) and the FRY Supreme Defence Council (SDC) which was comprised of the President of the FRY, and the presidents of the two constituent republics of Serbia and Montenegro.
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3. Momcilo PERISIC’s authority over the VJ included authority over its military and civilian personnel within the policies and limitations set by the SDC. His authority over personnel included the de jure and de facto authority to: a. make and implement decisions for the VJ General Staff and all subordinate units; b. issue orders, instructions, directives and to ensure implementation of these orders, instructions and directives; c. transfer and second VJ personnel to the Army of the Republika Srpska (VRS) and the Army of the Serbian Krajina (SVK) via the 30 th and 40 th Personnel Centres of the VJ General Staff for short temporary assignments or longer indefinite periods. 4. Momcilo PERISIC, within the policies and limits set by the SDC, had the authority to direct the use and disposition of the material assets of the VJ including: ammunition, weapons and weapons systems, fuel, food, medical supplies, medical facilities, education, spare parts, clothing, and military housing. 5.
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Peresic ICTY - http/www.icty.org/x/cases/perisic/ind/en/per-ii050222e.htm THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL FOR THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA THE

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