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Vojislav Seselj

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THE HAGUE | 21.09.2010.

SESELJ TRIAL: ‘SITUATION SERIOUS BUT NOT DESPERATE’

Presiding judge Antonetti brought up a number of unresolved administrative issues and the length of the trial of the Serbian Radicals’ leader. At the same time, Antonetti expressed his hope that a Rule 98bis hearing could be held soon. Does the judge think that the investigation into the alleged intimidation of witnesses by the OTP should include Carla Del Ponte?
THE HAGUE | 18.08.2010.

SESELJ’S CLAIMS WITNESSES HAVE BEEN INTIMIDATED TO BE PROBED

The Trial Chamber with Judge Antonetti presiding issued an order to the ICTY Registrar to appoint an amicus curiae to investigate whether there exist prima facie sufficient grounds to initiate a proceeding for contempt against “certain members of the prosecution” because they allegedly intimidated witnesses to make them incriminate the Serbian Radicals’ leader
THE HAGUE | 22.07.2010.

SESELJ AND ‘SESELJ’S MEN’ IN MLADIC’S DIARIES

The prosecution has filed a motion seeking leave to tender into evidence parts of Mladic’s diaries in which he claims that the SRS volunteers took part in the destruction of Mostar and the ethnic cleansing of Eastern Bosnia
THE HAGUE | 07.07.2010.

SESELJ WANTED TO ‘GET ARKAN OFF HIS BACK’

In his cross-examination of Nenad Jovic, called by the Trial Chamber, the prosecution tried to prove that the witness spoke the truth in his statements to the OTP investigators when he blamed ‘Seselj’s men’ for various crimes. The accused Seselj said he believed the witness’s claim that he had given the statements under duress, denying any ties between his volunteers and Arkan’s men. Will there be a defense case at all?
THE HAGUE | 06.07.2010.

WHAT STIRRED WITNESS’S CONSCIENCE IN SESELJ CASE

In his reply to the judges, former Serbian Chetnik Movement volunteer Nenad Jovic explained how his conscience suddenly stirred four years after his first statement to the OTP investigators, prompting him to switch sides and testify in Seselj’s defense
THE HAGUE | 22.06.2010.

A PANEL OF JUDGES FOR SESELJ

ICTY President Patrick Robinson is of the view that there is “no merit” in the motion filed by the Serbian Radical Party leader to disqualify judges Kwon and Parker from the Trial Chamber hearing Seselj’s contempt of court case but he nevertheless named a panel of judges that will rule on the motion
THE HAGUE | 14.06.2010.

‘PROVISIONAL’ SCHEDULE FOR THE SESELJ TRIAL

The remaining two witnesses of the Trial Chamber are expected to be called in the first half of July 2010. The parties will then await the Chamber’s decision on the prosecution motion to admit parts of Mladic’s diaries into evidence and the accused will then be allowed to submit his motion for acquittal at the half-time of the trial. Seselj has distanced himself from agent provocateur Zeljko Raznatovic Arkan
THE HAGUE | 12.05.2010.

WHO MADE SESELJ’S UNWILLING WITNESS TO ‘CHANGE HIS MIND’

How did witness Zoran Rankic, former deputy head of the Serbian Radical Party War Staff, decide to repudiate the statements he had given to the OTP and talk to Vojislav Seselj’s defense instead
THE HAGUE | 11.05.2010.

ANOTHER UNWILLING WITNESS AT THE SESELJ TRIAL

Zoran Rankic was subpoenaed to come to The Hague and testify by the Trial Chamber to explain why he repudiated the statement he gave to the OTP and decided to talk to the defense of the Serbian Radical leader Vojislav Seselj
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

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