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Radio Relay Link

Marked by Witness Ðuro Rodić

Exhibit No 1DIC00120

12 June 2007

The Prosecutor v. Vujadin Popović et al., IT-05-88

The Defence expert witness Đuro Rodić testified in the Popović et al. case on matters related to the interception of radio-relay communications of the Army of Republika Srpska (“VRS”).

Witness Rodić drew this diagram to explain the notion of a radio-relay link.
He marked the green arcs at the centre of the diagram to show that members of the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina could not intercept the VRS communications because there were obstacles between the two transmission points. The Defence relied on this point to suggest that the Prosecution’s intercept evidence had been falsified.

Ultimately, the Trial Chamber concluded that the intercepts were reliable and that there was no evidence of falsification. The Trial Chamber relied on 213 intercepts, along with other evidence, to draw conclusions on the involvement of high-ranking VRS officers in the events following the fall of Srebrenica in mid-July 1995.

In the Popović et al. case it was determined that, after the fall of Srebrenica, genocide and other crimes were committed in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina against the Muslim population. Seven senior VRS officers were convicted of crimes against humanity, violations of laws and customs of war, and of the crime of genocide, with Appeals Chamber’s sentences ranging from five years to life imprisonment.