The Trial Chamber hearing the Radovan Karadzic case issued a subpoena to former BH Army commanders Sead Delic and Refik Brdjanovic, who are compelled to meet with the legal advisers of the accused not later than 31 August 2011

Radovan Karadzic in the courtroomRadovan Karadzic in the courtroom

The Trial Chamber issued a subpoena to former commander of the BH Army 2nd Corps Sead Delic and commander of the Black Wolves special unit, compelling them to talk to Radovan Karadzic defense team.

The former BH Army commanders should meet with the legal representatives of the accused by 31 August 2011. If not, they face contempt of court charges and can be sentenced to up seven years in prison or fined up to €100,000.

The Trial Chamber issued the subpoena in response to Karadzic’s request from January 2011 to interview two former BH Army commanders about the alleged smuggling of arms to Tuzla in February 1995. Karadzic contends that Delic and Brdjanovic have information about the delivery and distribution of arms through the Tuzla airport. The accused claims that the weapons later ‘found their way to Srebrenica’.

In August 2009, Karadzic asked Bosnia and Herzegovina to deliver to him ‘all reports or notes about the distribution of arms and ammunition from Tuzla to Srebrenica and Zepa in February and March 1995’. Acting in accordance with the subpoena issued by the Trial Chamber, BH delivered several documents, but most of them could not be found, BH authorities explained. Karadzic then asked to interview former BH Army commanders. General Delic refused to be interviewed by Karadzic’s legal adviser and Karadzic’s defense was not able to contact Brigadier Brdjanovic.