ICTY finds Croatian journalist guilty of contempt for publishing court transcripts

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website; JURIST news archive] on Wednesday found Croatian journalist Josip Jovic guilty of contempt of the Tribunal for publishing transcripts of a closed court session and revealing the identity of a witness, current Croatian President Stipe Mesic [official profile], who testified in the Tihomir Blaskic case [ICTY case backgrounder]. Jovic, editor of Slobodna Dalmacija [media website, in Croatian], had pleaded not guilty [JURIST report] to the contempt of court charges [indictment text; JURIST report], and on Wednesday was fined 20,000 Euros by the Tribunal.

Read the ICTY's summary of the judgment and press release.

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