Press Release - 13 February 1996
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CC/PIO/032-E
The Hague, 13 February 1996

On 12 February 1996 the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Justice Richard Goldstone, took the necessary steps under the Tribunal's Statute and Rules, to have General Djordje DJUKIC and Colonel Aleksa KRSMANOVIC, who were arrested by the Bosnian Government authorities on 30 January 1996, transferred from Sarajevo to The Hague in order that he might question them in connection with alleged war crimes committed in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

General Djordje DJUKIC and Colonel Aleksa KRSMANOVIC will be held in custody in the United Nations Detention Unit at the Hague, where they will be detained, pending further order to the contrary, during the Prosecutor's investigation into certain violations of international humanitarian law committed in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They will be afforded all their rights under the Tribunal's Statute and Rules, including access to lawyers of their choice.

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