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Cablegate: Urgent Need for Video Conferencing Equipment For

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UNCLAS ZAGREB 001033

SIPDIS


DEPARTMENT FOR INL/AAE:JHARTSHORN, EUR/SCE:KABUMOTO,
S/WCI:PROSPER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KAWC KJUS EAID PREL PGOV HR
SUBJECT: URGENT NEED FOR VIDEO CONFERENCING EQUIPMENT FOR
UPCOMING WAR CRIMES TRIALS

REF: FRIEDMAN-HARSHORN-MITCHELL E-MAILS OF 5/26

1.(U) ACTION REQUEST*SEE PARAGRAPH 3.

2.(U) ON JUNE 4, WE MET WITH LJILJANA VODOPIJA CENGIC,
ASSISTANT MINISTER OF JUSTICE, AND ZLATKO LUKENDA, HEAD OF
THE MINISTRY,S IT SECTION, TO DISCUSS THE MINISTRY,S URGENT
VIDEO CONFERENCING NEEDS TO SUPPORT CROATIA,S COOPERATION
WITH SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO FOR THE OVCARA WAR CRIMES TRIAL.
THEY PRESENTED TO US A LIST OF SPECIFIC EQUIPMENT AGREED BY
ICTY EXPERTS. THE EQUIPMENT IS OFF-THE-SHELF (SONY BRAND),
COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE FROM LOCAL VENDORS, AND IS SIMILAR TO
EQUIPMENT GIVEN TO THE BELGRADE COUNTY COURT. TOTAL COST IS
APPROXIMATELY $41,500 FOR PURCHASE, INSTALLATION, AND
TRAINING ON A SECURE DVC SYSTEM APPROPRIATE FOR COURTROOM USE
(AND COMPATIBLE WITH THE BELGRADE SYSTEM). THE EQUIPMENT
WILL BE NEEDED BY THE END OF JUNE IN ORDER TO SUPPORT
VICTIM/WITNESS TESTIMONY FOR THE OVCARA TRIAL IN SERBIA AND
MONTENEGRO.

3. (U) ACTION REQUEST: TO SECURE TELEPHONE LINKS AND
EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION TO SUPPORT THE OVCARA TRIAL, THE GOC
NEEDS TO COMMIT TO AN EQUIPMENT ORDER BY JUNE 14.
POST REQUESTS URGENT ACTION TO DRAW DOWN WAR CRIMES FUNDING
FOR THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

DVC SYSTEM $8,000
ISDN EQUIPMENT $2,400
298 TV $1,400
ISDN MCU SOFTWARE $3,500
ADDITIONAL CAMERA $1,100
VOICE AND FACE ENCRYPTION DEVICE $7,200
SIGNAL ENCRYPTION $15,000
ADDITIONAL MICROPHONES AND EQUIPMENT $970
INSTALLATION AND TRAINING $2,000
--------------------------------------------- -------

TOTAL $41,500


NOTE: DVC CAN BE SUPPORTED WITHOUT SIGNAL ENCRYPTION BUT WE
WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT THIS NOW, RATHER THAN LATER, WHICH
WOULD INCUR ADDITIONAL INSTALLATION COSTS.
FRANK

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