Former Bosnian Serb rmy chief to testify

The United Nations

In this photo taken Friday, March 29, 2013, Serbian flags fly over a barricade in front of the main bridge, one of two bridges between the southern, ethnic Albanian-dominated and northern, Serb-dominated part of Mitrovica, Kosovo. Mitrovica, a former mining center in northern Kosovo, was sharply split into Serb and Albanian parts at the end of the Kosovo war in 1999. The town�s fate has come into renewed focus as officials from Serbia and Kosovo meet in Brussels on Tuesday in hopes of reaching an agreement that could pave the way for reuniting the divided city. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) The United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal says former Bosnian Serb army chief Gen. Ratko Mladic has to testify in the defense case of former political master Radovan Karadzic.

Judges granted Karadzic's request for a subpoena Wednesday and ordered it served on Mladic in the court's detention unit.

The subpoena sets up a tense courtroom reunion of two men accused of being the chief architects of Bosnian Serb atrocities in Bosnia's 1992-95 war that left some 100,000 people dead.

Karadzic requested a subpoena in April, saying Mladic -- who also is on trial at the tribunal -- refused to testify voluntarily.

Mladic is expected to be called as a witness in January.

Both men insist they are innocent of charges including genocide and crimes against humanity.


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