NEW YORK, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The U.N. tribunal for the Balkan conflicts Thursday charged a former Serb official with contempt of court for refusing to testify at Radovan Karadzic's trial.
The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia charged Milan Tupajic, former chief of the crisis staff and president of the Serb municipality of Sokolac, for refusing to comply with orders to testify, the United Nations said in a release.
Tupajic is accused of "having knowingly and willfully interfered with the administration of justice by refusing to comply with the chambers subpoenas," the court said in a statement. He was subpoenaed Oct. 5 and Nov. 8 and was informed he was in contempt Nov. 30, the same day a warrant for his arrest was issued.
Tupajic was arrested in Bosnia Tuesday.
Karadzic is charged with genocide, murder, extermination, persecution, deportation and hostage taking from 1992 to 1995. His trial began in October 2009.