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Vojislav Seselj

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THE HAGUE | 20.10.2009.

SESELJ WILL CONTINUE DEFENDING HIMSELF

The Trial Chamber has rejected the prosecution motion, filed last year, to assign counsel to the Serbian Radical Party leader, because of his efforts to obstruct the trial and to abuse and intimidate witnesses. Seselj commended the judges, saying that he never questioned their ‘moral integrity and professional dignity’. The prosecution has indicated it would consider whether to appeal against the decision, after it receives the full decision in writing. Seselj has called for his acquittal for ‘abuse of process’
THE HAGUE | 28.08.2009.

PROSECUTION SUPPLEMENTED MOTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL TO SESELJ

In the supplement to the motion to assign counsel to Vojislav Seselj, the prosecution notes that the accused has failed to comply with the Trial Chamber’s order to remove from his website the book in which he disclosed information on protected witnesses. The prosecution filed the motion in July 2008; in the meantime Seselj has been convicted for contempt of court on those charges
THE HAGUE | 18.08.2009.

SESELJ CALLS FOR HIS TRIAL TO RESUME

Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj has asked the Trial Chamber to reconsider its decision to suspend his trial and to order the prosecution to go on with its case
THE HAGUE | 24.07.2009.

FIFTEEN MONTHS IN PRISON FOR VOJISLAV SESELJ

Serbian Radicals’ leader Vojislav Seselj has been found guilty of contempt of court and sentenced to 15 months in prison, the highest sentence for that offence ever before the Tribunal. Disclosing the identity of the protected witnesses is ‘a serious interference with the administration of justice, particularly given the potential adverse impact of such conduct upon witnesses’ confidence in the Tribunal’s ability to guarantee the effectiveness of protective measures,’ the Chamber has warned
THE HAGUE | 29.05.2009.

SESELJ'S PUZZLE FOR THE 'INTELLIGENT AND CLEVER'

At the trial for contempt of court, the prosecution has noted that the names and pseudonyms of protected witnesses disclosed by Seselj in one of his books were put together in such a way that ‘any person of normal intellect’ could identify them. Contrary to that, the accused contends that the identity of witness could be discovered only by ‘intelligent and clever persons’ with legal knowledge. As the accused put it, the whole case has been fabricated in order to impose defense counsel on him
THE HAGUE | 16.03.2009.

SESELJ WANTS CIA DOCUMENTS ON JOVICA STANISIC

Stanisic is mentioned in Seselj’s indictment as ‘one of high profile members of the alleged joint criminal enterprise’. Seselj has now requested the disclosure of the documents the Tribunal has received from the CIA about ‘the constructive contribution’ of the former Serbian secret police chief
THE HAGUE | 12.03.2009.

SESELJ VS. DEAD WITNESSES

At the first hearing on administrative issues since his trial was adjourned, Vojislav Seselj opposed the prosecution motion to tender into evidence statements and transcripts of testimony of two witnesses who have died in the meantime
THE HAGUE | 06.03.2009.

SESELJ PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO CONTEMPT OF COURT

During his initial appearance before Judge Kevin Parker, Serbian Radical Party leader has entered a plea of not guilty to a new indictment charging him with contempt of court for disclosing the identity and testimony of protected witnesses in a book he has written
THE HAGUE | 04.03.2009.

SESELJ CRITICAL OF JUDGES’ SYMPATHY FOR WITNESS’S ORDEAL

As Alija Gusalic was about to complete his evidence about his ordeal in the Batkovic prison camp, judges expressed their sympathy for his suffering. Seselj was very critical of it, arguing that they thus ‘prejudged the witness’s evidence’, which he considers to be ‘false’
THE HAGUE | 11.02.2009.

SESELJ TRIAL SUSPENDED

The Trial Chamber has granted the prosecution motion to suspend the Vojislav Seselj trial ‘until further notice’ because of ‘the danger that the integrity of the proceedings will be compromised’ and because of threats to prosecution witnesses

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