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The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) will deliver a verdict for Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj in The Hague on March 31, the tribunal said on Friday.

The ICTY ordered the Serbian authorities to take all the necessary measures to make sure that Seselj attend the hearing. Serbia was given until March 15 to inform the tribunal of any possible difficulties in the execution of the order.

The ICTY tried Seselj for the persecution of non-Serbs on political, racial and religious grounds, deportation, inhumane treatment and crimes against humanity against Croats and Bosniaks in Croatia, the northern Serbian provinice of Vojvodina and Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1991 to 1993.

Seselj surrendered to the ICTY on 24 March 2003. The ICTY provisionally released him in 2014 due to illness. Upon coming to Serbia, he said he was not running away but that he would not voluntarily go back to The Hague.

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