ICTY finds Seselj not guilty

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) Trial Chamber on Thursday acquitted Vojislav Seselj on all counts of the indictment for war crimes in Croatia, Vojvodina and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Upon the delivery of this verdict, Vojislav Seselj is a free man, presiding judge Jean Claude Antonetti said.

Seselj, who was leader of the nationalist Serbian Radical Party (SRP), stood accused of inciting and financing crimes against Croat, Muslim and other non-Serb populations committed by Serbian militias from 1991 to 1993.

The verdict was handed down in absentia, as Seselj was medically unfit to travel to the Netherlands from a clinic in Serbia, where he is reportedly being treated for terminal cancer.

Last update: Thu, 31/03/2016 - 11:36
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