Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic commented in Brussels on Friday on the latest situation with war crimes indictee Vojislav Seselj, whom The Hague-based International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has allowed not to attend his sentence hearing, saying that he expected Serbia "to make the right decision."
"We all know that Serbia wants to launch (EU entry) talks so as to become the newest member. I would only say here that I am confident that Serbia will make the right decision," Oreskovic said when asked by reporters to comment on the latest developments in the Seselj case.
The ICTY Trial Chamber has decided that the sentence in Seselj's case will be delivered in his absence, offering him the possibility to follow the hearing via video link from Belgrade, of which he is expected to inform the tribunal by March 22. Seselj has declined the offer.
He is charged with war crimes in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and against members of the Croat community in the northern Serbian province of Vojvodina in the early 1990s.