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THE HAGUE | 06.05.2010.

SESELJ ONCE AGAIN REFUSED TO ENTER PLEA

Vojislav Seselj once again refused to enter his plea on the new contempt of court charges. The presiding judge then ordered that a plea of not guilty be recorded. The Serbian Radical leader is charged with publishing information that may lead to the identification of 11 protected witnesses
THE HAGUE | 29.04.2010.

SESELJ POSTPONED HIS PLEA

Vojislav Seselj refused to enter his plea on the contempt of court charges. The indictment alleges that Seselj published in one of his books information that could lead to the identification of 11 protected prosecution witnesses. A new date for Seselj’s plea will be set forthwith
THE HAGUE | 30.03.2010.

SESELJ WANTS TO SUBPOENA CARLA DEL PONTE

The witness complied with the subpoena and arrived in The Hague but refused to give evidence. A hearing on whether the accused should respond to the evidence called by the prosecution will be held in late May. Seselj wants to subpoena former chief prosecutor and her deputy to give evidence about their purported meetings with Tomislav Nikolic
THE HAGUE | 17.02.2010.

SESELJ: INTERNATIONAL LAW IS INHUMANE

Vojislav Seselj claims his demand to expel Croats from Serbia was in line with international law. Seselj contends that neither he nor his party had anything to do with the efforts to pressure Croats into leaving Hrtkovci
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’

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