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Vojislav Seselj

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THE HAGUE | 09.03.2012.

SESELJ IN HOSPITAL, CLOSING ARGUMENTS POSTPONED

The Tribunal’s spokesperson Nerma Jelacic confirmed that the Serbian Radicals’ leader had been transferred to a civilian medical facility. The defense’s closing arguments, scheduled to begin on Monday, were postponed until next Wednesday
THE HAGUE | 07.03.2012.

PROSECUTOR: 28 YEARS IN PRISON ADEQUATE FOR SESELJ’S CRIMES

The prosecutors contend that they have proven the responsibility of the Serbian Radicals’ leader for ‘cruel crimes’ against civilians in Croatia, Vojvodina and BH. The crimes include the murder of children and newborn babies, pregnant women, the elderly and the sick, carving crosses into the bodies of Muslims, raping women and sadistic sexual abuse of men. As there are no mitigating circumstances, the prosecution has asked for the only adequate sentence: 28 years in prison
THE HAGUE | 06.03.2012.

‘SESELJ’S MEN’ COMMITTED CRIMES, SESELJ CONTROLLED THEM

Vojislav Seselj was ‘more than just a recruitment officer’ for the JNA, the prosecution claimed in its closing argument today. Seselj did more than just dispatch volunteers to the front; in effect, he appointed and promoted the commanders of those units and influenced the situation on the ground, the prosecutors argued
THE HAGUE | 05.03.2012.

PROSECUTOR: ‘QUASI-MILITARY LEADER SESELJ GUILTY OF CRIMES IN THE INDICTMENT’

On the first day of the closing arguments at Vojislav Seselj’s trial, the prosecutors described the contribution of the accused to the joint criminal enterprise in which crimes against Croats and Muslims were committed. The prosecutors spoke of Seselj’s influence as a politician and a ‘quasi-military leader’, his propaganda of hatred, his calls for crimes against non-Serbs and his efforts to recruit volunteers who later committed crimes
THE HAGUE | 07.02.2012.

SESELJ, DARK FORCES OF EVIL AND JUDGE ANTONETTI

The accused Serbian Radicals’ leader contends that his health problems have been caused by external agents working for the ‘dark forces of evil’ to conspire against him. The agents are the American, British and French secret services and a recent addition, presiding judge Antonetti, who had until recently been ‘a darling of the Serbian public’
THE HAGUE | 09.01.2012.

TRIBUNAL: SESELJ’S CONDITION IS STABLE

The Tribunal’s spokeswoman denied the allegations in the Serbian press that Vojislav Seselj’s life was in danger and that he had been refused contact with his legal advisors. As the spokeswoman stated, Seselj is currently under the jurisdiction of the Dutch authorities as he has been transferred to a hospital outside of the UN Detention Unit
THE HAGUE | 16.11.2011.

SESELJ’S BOOMERANG

Analyzing the findings of the amicus curiae who concluded after an in-depth investigation that there are no grounds for contempt of court proceedings against the former chief prosecutor and other prosecution staff, the prosecution now wants to have the amicus curiae report admitted into evidence at the main trial of the Serbian Radicals’ leader Vojislav Seselj. The prosecution contends that this would help assess the credibility of the witnesses who ‘changed their minds’ and withdrew their statements against the accused
THE HAGUE | 14.11.2011.

PROSECUTOR WANTS JUDGES TO DOUBLE SESELJ’S SENTENCE

Prosecutor amicus curiae wants the judges to increase Seselj’s sentence from 18 months to three years in prison for the charges of disclosing the identities of protected witnesses. In his appeal, the prosecutor amicus curiae states that the Serbian Radical leader should serve his sentence ‘consecutively’ rather than ‘concurrently’ with the previous 15-month sentence Seselj received in the trial on the first indictment that contained similar charges
THE HAGUE | 04.11.2011.

SESELJ FLOUNDERS WITHOUT LEGAL ASSISTANCE

The Serbian Radical Party leader has said he cannot enter a plea on the new version of the third contempt of court indictment, claiming he was 'unable to understand' the document, which has been slightly amended, without the assistance of his legal advisors. He has refused to talk to them on the 'ordinary telephone line which is being monitored'. He would be prepared to talk to them over the 'privileged' line, but the right to privileged communications has been revoked in a recent Registry decision
THE HAGUE | 31.10.2011.

CLOSING ARGUMENTS AT SESELJ TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 2012

The Trial Chamber has scheduled closing arguments at the trial of the Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj for 5 March 2012. The parties have been given ten hours each for their arguments and will get additional time to respond. Final briefs, not exceeding 200 pages, should be delivered by 5 February 2012

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