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Kovacevic Case: Another Postponement Of Initial Appearence

Tribunal Update 80: Last Week in The Hague (8-13 June 1998)
By IWPR ICTY

Since the Appeals Chamber, however, failed to issue an explanation in writing of its decision to allow the prosecutor to expand the indictment, the defense of Milan Kovacevic requested a postponement of the second initial appearance in order to be given an opportunity to "exercise its right to review the opinion of the Appeals Chamber before making a further plea."

The defense's request was accepted, and the Trial Chamber II issued an order rescheduling the further appearance of the accused to plead to the new charges for 6 July 1998, following the opening of the trial.

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