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THE HAGUE | 16.02.2010.

WARNING THAT COULDN’T BE IGNORED

Seselj’s ‘warnings’ to Croats in Vojvodina to leave Serbia ‘had to be taken quite seriously’, Witness VS-067, former inhabitant of the village of Hrtkovci in Vojvodina, told the judges today, because at that time Vojislav Seselj was ‘a prominent political figure’ in Serbia and his party had sent its paramilitary formations to take part in the executions in Croatia and BH
THE HAGUE | 12.02.2010.

SESELJ’S MOTION TO STOP THE TRIAL DISMISSED

The Trial Chamber dismissed Vojislav Seselj’s motion to stop the trial for purported abuse of process. Zoran Krasic and Slavko Jerkovic see their status as legal advisers restored and will now be able to help Seselj with his case, if the accused decides to proceed with it
THE HAGUE | 05.02.2010.

SESELJ FACES NEW CONTEMPT OF COURT CHARGES

In a new indictment for contempt of court, Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj is accused of disclosing information that may reveal the identity of 11 protected prosecution witnesses in a book he wrote
THE HAGUE | 02.02.2010.

TRUE OR FALSE SESELJ’S MEN IN MOSTAR

Protected witness described in detail the crimes of Seselj’s men in Mostar and its environs. The accused contends that local paramilitaries were responsible for the crimes. According to the accused, the paramilitaries ‘misrepresented themselves’ as the SRS volunteers. Seselj indicated he intended to call for his acquittal in March, after the prosecution has rested its case. According to Seselj, the prosecution failed to prove his responsibility on all counts
THE HAGUE | 27.01.2010.

WITNESS HEARD A LOT, SAW LITTLE

Vojislav Dabic, the witness called by the Trial Chamber at the trial of the Serbian Radicals’ leader Vojislav Seselj, for the most part recanted what he had said in his statement to the OTP in 2004, claiming his words had been mistranslated. He also claimed that parts of his statement where he talked about the involvement of Seselj’s men in the crimes were ‘probably inserted by the prosecution’; alternatively, he heard from other people the things he then told the prosecution in those statements
THE HAGUE | 26.01.2010.

‘FALSE’ SESELJ’S MEN IN NEVESINJE

In his statement to the OTP, the Trial Chamber’s witness Vojislav Dabic contended that the Red Berets and Seselj’s men were responsible for the murder of 76 Muslim civilians captured near Mount Velez on 22 June 1993. Today, Dabic maintained that ‘they were not real Seselj’s men’. According to Dabic, they were locals ‘wearing traditional Serbian caps and the Chetnik insignia’
THE HAGUE | 22.01.2010.

ICTY REGISTRAR REFUSES TO BE SESELJ’S ‘CENSOR’

Verifying the contents of books published by the accused is not in the mandate of the ICTY Registry, John Hocking says in his reply to the Trial Chamber in the Vojislav Seselj case. The Trial Chamber ordered the Registry to check if the new books written by the accused Serbian Radicals’ leader contain any confidential information on protected witnesses
THE HAGUE | 13.01.2010.

SESELJ: ‘WHAT DO YOU CARE ABOUT TRUTH’

Continuing his evidence at the trial of Vojislav Seselj, protected witness VS 037 confirmed that the takeover of Zvornik and the ethnic cleansing that followed were organized and coordinated from Serbia. The witness now denied what he had stated earlier, that the SRS volunteers played a significant role in it. The Trial Chamber referred Seselj’s request for a telephone press conference to the Tribunal’s Registry for consideration
THE HAGUE | 12.01.2010.

SESELJ DEMANDS ‘TELEPHONE PRESS CONFERENCE’

After an 11-month suspension because of intimidation of witnesses and jeopardy for the integrity of the process, the trial of Vojislav Seselj continued today. The accused asked to be allowed to take part in the campaign for the by-election in Odzaci, a municipality in Vojvodina. Seselj demanded to be allowed to conduct a ‘telephone press conference’. The last prosecution witness, who was the police commander and SDS vice-president in Zvornik, began his testimony
THE HAGUE | 24.11.2009.

SESELJ TRIAL TO RESUME ON 12 JANUARY 2009

Granting Vojislav Seselj's motion for a reconsideration of its decision to adjourn the trial from February 2009, the Trial Chamber decided to resume it on 12 January 2010. The Trial Chamber rejected the prosecution’s motion for additional time to examine its remaining witnesses

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