[JURIST] A Croatian freelance journalist was found guilty [judgment summary; press release] Wednesday of contempt of court by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website; JURIST news archive] for publishing the names of two witnesses on his website that were under a protective court order. Domagoj Margetic was sentenced to jail for three months and fined 10,000 euros. AP has more.
Margetic was charged [JURIST report] with publishing the names of witnesses who testified in the trial of Tihomir Blaskic [ICTY case backgrounder], a former Croatian militia commander in Bosnia who was convicted [judgment text] in 2000 of crimes against humanity, war crimes and other charges. Margetic allegedly obtained the names from prosecutors as a defendant in a previous contempt case [indictment] that was withdrawn [decision, PDF] in June. Margetic pleaded not guilty [JURIST report] to the charges in October.