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UN Court Indicts Croatian Journalists Over Witness Identity

12 September 2005 -- The Hague war crimes court today said that it has indicted two Croatian journalists for contempt.

The UN tribunal accused the journalists, Josip Jovic and Marijan Krizic, of having published the identity of a protected witness as well as excerpts from secret testimony by that witness during the 1997 trial of Bosnian Croat General Tihomir Blaskic, wartime Croat militia commander in central Bosnia.

The two are expected to enter pleas to the charges in late September.

If convicted, the two could face up to seven years in prison or a fine of more than $120,000.