The Appeal Judgment in the case of Prosecutor v. Momčilo Perišić before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is scheduled to be rendered on 28 February 2013 at 3:00 p.m. The Judgement will be broadcast live on the Tribunal’s website.
Momčilo Perišić was sentenced to 27 years of imprisonment on 6 September 2011. As the former Chief of the General Staff of the Yugoslav Army, Momčilo Perišić was found guilty of aiding and abetting murders, inhumane acts, persecutions on political, racial or religious grounds, and attacks on civilians between August 1993 and November 1995 in Sarajevo and Srebrenica. Momčilo Perišić was also found guilty, as a superior, for failing to punish murder, attacks on civilians, and inhumane acts related to the shelling of Zagreb that took place on 2 and 3 May 1995. Judge Moloto dissented from these two findings. Finally, the Trial Chamber unanimously acquitted Perišić of aiding and abetting extermination in Srebrenica, and of superior responsibility for crimes in Sarajevo and Srebrenica.
The Defence appealed the Trial Judgement, and requests that Perišić be acquitted on all grounds. The Prosecution did not file an appeal. The appeal hearing was held on 30 October 2012.