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.

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