Contempt charges against Đerić dropped 27 Jun 2006
On 11 July 2006, Trial Chamber I of the ICTY dropped the contempt of Court charges against Branko Đerić.

On Tuesday 11 July 2006, the contempt of Court charges against Branko Đerić for failing to respond to a subpoena to appear as a witness before the ICTY were dropped after he voluntarily traveled to The Hague and provided testimony.

On 8 June 2006, the judges in the trial against former Bosnian Serb political leader Momčilo Krajišnik had issued a subpoena ordering Đerić to appear as a witness in the case. Since he failed to appear before the Trial Chamber or show good cause why he could not comply with the subpoena, an arrest warrant was issued.

The Presiding Judge Orie noted in the Order of the arrest warrant that Đerić had been informed about the contents of the subpoena ordering him to appear as a witness. He had also been warned that deliberate failure to adhere to the subpoena could result in criminal proceedings, the issuance of an arrest warrant, and, if convicted, a possible term of imprisonment of up to seven years or a fine of up to 100,000 Euros, or both.

On 3 July, Trial Chamber I of the Tribunal requested the suspension of the arrest warrant, after Đerić initiated contact with the Trial Chamber, expressing his willingness to testify in the case against former Bosnian Serb political leader Momčilo Krajišnik.

Press release
Press release on the suspension of the arrest warrant
Press release about the dropped charges

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Court Order, 27-6-2006
Arrest Warrant, 27-6-2006