Thursday, March 31, 2016

Serbia radical Vojislav Seselj acquitted of Balkan war crimes

Serbian ultra-nationalist Vojislav Seselj has been found not guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity over the Balkan wars in the 1990s.

The UN war crimes court at The Hague said he had neither borne individual responsibility for the crimes, nor known about them nor endorsed them.

Mr Seselj had denied the charges. In his first reaction, he said the court had reached the only verdict possible.

But Croatia's prime minister condemned the verdict as "shameful".

The UN tribunal's prosecutor Serge Brammertz said his office would decide later whether to appeal.

"I'm absolutely convinced that the victims' communities and many people will not be satisfied with this outcome," Mr Brammertz said. ...
 BBC
31/3/16

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