Prosecution to appeal against Seselj acquittal

The prosecution of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague said on Wednesday that it would appeal against last week's shock acquittal of Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj on all counts of war crimes in Croatia, Vojvodina and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Reuters reported.

Chief prosecutor Serge Brammertz said that the judges had ignored a large portion of evidence against Seselj, who was accused of inciting ethnic hatred against Bosnian Muslims and Croatians in the early 90s.

"This led the Majority to unreasonably credit the possibility that: expelling civilians was a humanitarian gesture; that incendiary hate speech was simply morale boosting for the Serb forces; and that the deployment of ethnic cleansing forces was a measure to protect the Serb population," Brammertz said.

Last update: Wed, 06/04/2016 - 17:38
Author: 

More from Croatia

PM and county heads to identify priorities of Croatia's regions

Addressing a two-day conference on competitiveness of local self-government, held in Trakoscan, Prime Minister...

Croats bag 1 silver and 5 bronze medals at Int'l Junior Science Olympiad

Croatian students pocketed a silver medal and five bronze medals during the 13th edition of the International Junior...

Orepic says has highlighted message of Cons. Court judges' selection

Interior Minister Vlaho Orepic has said that his criticism regarding the Constitutional Court is aimed at...

Prince Charles and Dutches Camilla unveil royal Christmas card, taken in Croatia

Charles, Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, have chosen a photograph taken on 15 March,...

Parliament, HDZ commemorate 17th anniversary of Tudjman's death

On the occasion of the 17th anniversary of the death of the first president of the Republic of Croatia and the...