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War Crimes Prosecutor v. Sreten Popović a/k/a "Pop" and Miloš Stojanović a/k/a "Šešelj"

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Court Trial Chamber, Higher Court's War Crimes Department, Belgrade, Serbia-Montenegro
Decision date 9 May 2012
  • Sreten Popović a/k/a "Pop"
  • Miloš Stojanović a/k/a "Šešelj"
  • War Crimes Prosecutor
Other names
  • Bytyqi Brothers
Categories War crimes
Keywords prisoners of war, law of armed conflict, Murder
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Procedural history

The indictment, of 23 August 2006, can be found here.

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Related developments

On 9 May 2012, the Serbian War Crimes Prosecutor announced that he would lodge an appeal against the court's decision, see here.

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Legally relevant facts

The case relates to an alleged war crime in Petrovo Selo in 1999, by which three priosoners of war, the brothers Illy, Agron and Mehmet Bytyqi, were murdered.

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Court's holding and analysis

The High Court in Belgrade cleared the defendants Sreten Popović and Miloš Stojanović of the charges related to the alleged war crime.

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Further analysis

Humanitarian Law Center, Report on war crimes trials in Serbia in 2012, Belgrade, pp. 50-52.