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THE HAGUE | 18.05.2011.

SESELJ TO GET MONEY IN A ‘DANGEROUS PRECEDENT’

The Appeals Chamber voted with a narrow majority to confirm the decision of Judge Antonetti’s Trial Chamber ordering the Registry to finance Vojislav Seselj’s defense team despite the fact that the accused has refused to provide information about his financial status. Seselj has demanded money for his legal team as a condition for opening the defense case. In a separate opinion, Judge Pocar described the majority decision of the Appeals Chamber as a ‘dangerous precedent’
THE HAGUE | 05.05.2011.

ANTONETTI FOR CONTINUATION OF SESELJ TRIAL

The Trial Chamber in the Seselj case decided with a majority of votes to proceed with the trial of the Serbian Radicals’ leader on all counts in the indictment. In a partially dissenting opinion, the presiding judge says he would acquit Seselj now, after the prosecution has rested its case, of the charges in six counts in the indictment. Antonetti would continue the trial on the charges of persecution, deportation and forcible transfer
THE HAGUE | 04.05.2011.

SESELJ’S MOTION FOR ACQUITTAL REJECTED

The Trial Chamber decides that the prosecution has called enough evidence to allow ‘reasonable judges’ to conclude that all the crimes listed in the indictment against the Serbian Radical leader were committed and that the accused was responsible for instigating those crimes
THE HAGUE | 25.03.2011.

JUDGE ANTONETTI’S DARK THOUGHTS

The Trial Chamber will deliver its decision on Vojislav Seselj’s motion for his acquittal at the half-time of the trial on 4 May 2011. Presiding judge Antonetti has in the meantime presented his ‘observations’ on Seselj’s medical condition. According to Antonetti, ‘in the interest of the international justice and these proceedings, the accused and the Trial Chamber’, the accused should be allowed to choose the nationality of the cardiologist who will examine him
THE HAGUE | 16.03.2011.

SESELJ REFUSES TO SEE CARDIOLOGIST WHOSE NATIONALITY IS “A PROBLEM”

The day before yesterday, Serbian Radicals’ leader Vojislav Seselj refused to be examined by a cardiologist, objecting to the doctor’s nationality. In a report to the Trial Chamber, the ICTY Registrar warned ‘it cannot endorse such discrimination by an accused person’
THE HAGUE | 09.03.2011.

SESELJ DEMANDS ACQUITTAL AND 10,000,000 EUROS

The prosecution contends that the evidence called so far at Vojislav Seselj’s trial ‘can lead to a conviction’. According to Seselj, dismissing all charges in the indictment is the ‘only decision’ the Trial Chamber can make in order to ‘comply with its conscience, honor and professionalism’. The accused demanded damages in the amount of € 10 million, indicating that he might sue the UN, judges and prosecutors. According to Seselj, they ‘participated in a joint enterprise that yielded such poor results’
THE HAGUE | 08.03.2011.

PROSECUTION: ‘SESELJ’S TRIPLE CONTRIBUTION TO CRIMES’

The prosecution opposed Vojislav Seselj’s demand for his acquittal at the half-time of the trial. According to the prosecution, it has called enough evidence to show that Seselj contributed to the implementation of the goals of the joint criminal enterprise by promoting the idea of a Greater Serbia, sending his volunteers to the front, and directly participating in the persecution, deportation and inhumane treatment through hate speech
THE HAGUE | 07.03.2011.

SESELJ WANTS FREEDOM AND MONEY

The Serbian Radicals’ leader argues he should be released at the half-time of the trial because the prosecution has failed to call enough evidence to lead to his conviction. Seselj believes that in the case he is acquitted, he should get some compensation for the eight years he has spent in detention ‘groundlessly’
THE HAGUE | 12.01.2011.

HANDWRITING EXPERT: ‘MLADIC’S DIARIES ARE AUTHENTIC’

Now that the Trial Chamber has the expert report of Slovenian handwriting expert Dorijan Kerzan, there are no more obstacles to the admission of Ratko Mladic’s diaries into evidence. The trial of Vojislav Seselj may now continue
THE HAGUE | 01.12.2010.

SESELJ RELIES ON WIKILEAKS

The Rule 98 bis hearing will be held in February or March 2011. Seselj will argue why he believed the prosecution failed to prove the allegations in the indictment. Seselj hopes that by that time the Tribunal will ‘tumble down like a stack of cards’ because of the alleged disclosures in the Wikileaks. Seselj’s claims his surgery was not successful however the patient does feel better

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