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Milan Tupajić charged with contempt of the Tribunal
Milan Tupajić, former chief of the crisis staff and president of the Serb municipality of Sokolac, has been charged with contempt of the Tribunal for failing to comply with, or to show good cause why he could not comply with, two subpoenas in which he was ordered to testify in the case of Radovan Karadžić.
An order in lieu of an indictment for contempt was issued confidentially by the Trial Chamber on 30 November 2011. This set out that Tupajić was informed on 5 October 2011 and 8 November 2011, respectively, of the contents of two subpoenas dated 23 September 2011 and 3 November 2011, and of his obligation to appear before the Chamber or to show good cause why he could not comply with the two subpoenas. He is accused of having knowingly and wilfully interfered with the administration of justice by refusing to comply with the Chamber’s subpoenas.
A warrant for the arrest and order for surrender of the Accused were also issued on 30 November 2011. Tupajić was arrested by Bosnian authorities on Tuesday, 13 December 2011 and he will be transferred to the Detention Unit in due course, upon which the date of his initial appearance will be announced.
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