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ICTY prosecution appeal seeks life imprisonment for Karadzic

The Office of the Prosecutor of the war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague has requested life imprisonment for Bosnian Serb wartime president Radovan Karadzic, who was sentenced to 40 years for genocide and war crimes pending appeal, Belgrade's electronic media reported on Friday.

Trial of the 'Butcher of Bosnia' nearing end

Ratko Mladic, whose war crimes trial reaches a climax next week, is a former Serb army commander whose brutish leadership during Bosnia's 1990s conflict was blamed for the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II, AFP reported.

Bosnian prosecutor: War crimes suspects beyond reach of police, better cooperation needed

The prosecutorial authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina are working on a large number of cases of war crimes whose perpetrators are outside the country, and the problem with their prosecution is the lack of regional cooperation, Bosnia and Herzegovina's Chief State Prosecutor Gordana Tadic told the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Serge Brammertz, in Sarajevo on Tuesday.

Prosecutors ask Appeals Chamber to find Seselj guilty, sentence him to 28 years in prison

The Trial Chamber's finding that there was no widespread or systematic attack against the civilian population in Croatia or Bosnia and Herzegovina is "stunning" considering that the massive crimes committed during the ethnic cleansing campaign were the reason for the ICTY's creation, says the prosecution.

Seselj boasts with diplomatic passport, says he's coming to Croatia

Serb Radical Party leader and Serbian lawmaker Vojislav Seselj on Tuesday boasted that he had been issued with a diplomatic passport and that he would be "coming to Zagreb soon."

Bosnian prosecution: Gotovina not suspected nor under investigation

Information that Bosnia and Herzegovina is preparing to prosecute retired Croatian general Ante Gotovina is false, the Bosnian State Prosecutor's Office reported on Tuesday.

Serbian minister rejects ICTY request to amend legislation

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic on Tuesday rejected a request of the Hague-based International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) to immediately amend its legislation regulating cooperation with the ICTY, saying that demands from The Hague were "an attempt to exert pressure on Serbia."

ICTY urges Serbia to hand over three Radical Party officials

The trial chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in the case of three associates of the accused Serbian Radical Party (SRS) leader Vojislav Seselj on Tuesday urged Serbia to amend its legislation in accordance with its international obligations and comply with the warrants for the arrest and handover of the three SRS members, electronic media in Belgrade said on Tuesday.

ICTY criticises Serbia for continued glorification of war criminals

Serbia continues to glorify war criminals and is not fully cooperating with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the Hague-based tribunal says in its latest report addressed to the United Nations as Belgrade accuses Croatia of rehabilitating war criminals.

Kovac: Serbia should publish criticisms by ICTY rather than send protest notes

The Croatian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Miro Kovac, on Tuesday dismissed the accusations from Belgrade that Croatia was glorifying the pro-Nazi WWII Ustasha regime and terrorists, saying that instead of sending protest notes to Croatia, the Serbian authorities should inform their public of strong criticisms by the Hague war crimes tribunal about war criminals continuing to be glorified in Serbia.

Karadzic appeals 40-year prison sentence

Wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic on Friday filed an appeal against the guilty verdict by which a UN tribunal sentenced him to 40 years in prison, insisting that his trial was not fair.

Ministry: ICTY confirms Croatia wasn't responsible

In the first instance the trial chamber convicted and sentenced the six Bosnian Croats to a total of 111 years imprisonment for crimes against humanity and war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the period from 1992 to 1994.

ICTY denies Croatia's request to be included in Prlic et al appeal

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague has denied Croatia's application for leave to appear as amicus curiae in the appeal proceedings against six former senior officials in the 'Croatian Republic of Herceg-Bosna', the ICTY reported on Tuesday.

Croatian Serb wartime rebel leader Goran Hadzic dies

The indicted Croatian Serb wartime rebel leader Goran Hadzic, who was provisionally released by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) last year for health reasons, died in the northern Serbian city of Novi Sad on Tuesday evening.

ICTY upholds verdicts for two Bosnian Serbs sentencing each to 22 years in prison

The Hague war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Thursday upheld trial court verdicts for former senior Bosnian Serb police officials Mico Stanisic and Stojan Zuplajnin for war crimes against Bosniaks and Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina, sentencing each to 22 years in prison.

EC expects Serbia to establish full cooperation with ICTY

During a press conference, reporters were interested whether a negative report by the Tribunal on Serbia's cooperation would have any consequences on the opening of Chapters 23 and 24, announced for the end of the month.

Serbia takes step back in cooperation with ICTY

Brammertz further informed the Security Council that the positive trend in regional cooperation in war crimes "appears to be reversing".

About 100 witnesses to be examined in Martic war crimes trial

The trial in absentia of Milan Martic, the war-time leader of rebel Serbs in Croatia, for the shelling of Croatian cities in May 1995, started this week at Zagreb County Court and about 100 witnesses will be examined, mostly victims of those events.

Appeal judgement in Prlic et al case expected at end of 2017; ICTY inspecting Croatia's amicus curiae request

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is inspecting a request by Croatia to be granted the status of an amicus curiae in the trial against Prlic et al, presiding judge Carmel Agius said on Wednesday ...

Brammertz requests Hadzic case be declared closed

The Chief Prosecutor of the UN tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Serge Brammertz, has requested the termination of the proceedings against war-time Croatian Serb rebel leader Goran Hadzic, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer, ...

Serbia says will not transfer Seselj's associates to ICTY

The Belgrade media have said that the decision would reinforce Croatia's decision to block the opening of the policy chapter 23, which concerns judiciary and fundamental rights, over Serbia's non-cooperation with the Hague tribunal.

ICTY Prosecution files appeal against Seselj acquittal

The Prosecutor's Office of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Monday filed a Notice of Appeal against the Trial Judgement of Vojislav Seselj.

ICTY prosecutor Brammertz visits Zagreb ahead of new report to U.N.

The prosecutor will meet with Foreign Affairs and European Integration Minister Miro Kovac, Justice Minister Ante Sprlje and State Attorney-General Dinko Cvitan.

Karadzic demands release, protests '19th century' jail conditions

The head of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia today turned down his request but ordered that health conditions at the detention unit in Scheveningen be looked at. 

Prosecution to appeal against Seselj acquittal

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.

ICTY suspends Goran Hadzic trial indefinitely

The UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague (ICTY) has suspended indefinitely the trial of former Croatian Serb rebel leader Goran Hadzic, who was provisionally released a year ago due to his poor health, according to AFP.

Minister says Seselj could be denied entry to Bosnia

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on March 31 acquitted Seselj on all counts of the indictment for war crimes in Croatia, Vojvodina and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The ruling may be appealed.

ICTY suspends Hadzic trial indefinitely - attorney

The Hague-based tribunal made the decision a few days ago, Zivanovic said, adding that they were waiting to see if the prosecution had appealed against it.

Serbian PM: 'Greater Serbia' is not our policy, ICTY hasn't served its purpose

The ICTY did not achieve that goal but rather "drove nails into the coffin of the dormant Balkans, which supposedly should again return to blood and crimes," Vucic said,

Pupovac: ICTY resembles shop before closing

"This verdict is a shock to all victims of war policies, notably the policy connected with Vojislav Seselj, and at the same time it shows that the tribunal in The Hague is wrapping up its work in the worst possible way, ...

ICTY prosecutors against Croatia appearing as amicus curiae in "Prlic and others" case

"The Trial Chamber was required to refrain from conclusions that impugn the presumption of innocence of these three deceased officials of Croatia," Croatia said in its submission.

Montenegrin PM congratulates Seselj on acquittal

Montenegrin  Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic on Thursday congratulated Vojislav Seselj on getting acquitted by the UN war crimes tribunal at The Hague.

Veterans ministry resents Seselj's acquittal

"We consider the leader of the Serbian Radical Party as one of the most responsible for the crimes committed during the Homeland War in Croatia because of his deployment of Serb forces against Croatia and numerous hate speeches," 

Seselj acquittal prompts different political reactions in Serbia

The acquittal of Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj by the Hague-based International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Thursday prompted different reactions on the political scene in Serbia.

Interior ministry says Seselj will be denied entry into Croatia

Should Serb Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj arrive at the Croatian border, he will be banned from entering Croatia pursuant to the Law on Foreigners, the Croatian Interior Ministry reported on Thursday.

Seselj says will seek EUR 14 mln in damages

Addressing reporters in his party's offices, Seselj said that two judges in the trial chamber in charge of his case "have demonstrated professionalism, honour and integrity, resisting political pressure."

ICTY: Declaring autonomy of Serb regions not plan for a Greater Serbia

The majority is of the opinion that the Prosecution has given a very partial interpretation of the events it claims demonstrate the existence of a criminal plan for a Greater Serbia or for an entity known by a similar name.

Grabar-Kitarovic: Seselj acquittal shameful defeat for international criminal law

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Thursday strongly criticised the Hague tribunal's acquittal of Vojislav Seselj, describing it as a shameful defeat for international criminal law.

Nikolic says ICTY a measure for a Serb

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic on Thursday would not comment on Vojislav Seselj's acquittal in detail, saying only that "a measure for a Serb" was whether the UN tribunal in The Hague acquitted or convicted him.

Media: Seselj ruling deals blow to prosecution, gives boost to Serbian Radical Party

The ICTY on Thursday acquitted Seselj on all nine counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Croatia, the Serbian province of Vojvodina, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Croatian FM: Seselj acquittal offensive to victims, destructive for reconciliation

The acquittal of Vojislav Seselj is insulting and shocking for all victims of the Greater Serbian policy and destructive for the reconciliation process, Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miro Kovac said on Thursday.

Brammertz says decision on appeal in several days

"The Office of the Prosecutor takes note of today’s verdict. We fully understand that many victims and communities will be disappointed by the Trial Chamber’s judgement.

Seselj: I don't feel guilty of anything

After hearing that he was acquitted by the UN war crimes tribunal in the Hague on all counts of the indictment, Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj said on Thursday he did not feel guilty of anything and that the verdict would "clear the name of the Serb people" of war crimes in the former Yugoslavia.

ICTY: Some of Seselj's speeches invitation to persecution, but there's no causality

"With this acquittal on all nine counts of the indictment, the arrest warrant issued by the Appeals Chamber is rendered moot," said presiding judge Jean-Claude Antonetti.

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.

UN tribunal to issue verdict on Serb nationalist leader Seselj

More than 20 years after the country's civil wars, the UN's International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague was due Thursday to issue its verdict on Serb nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj.

ICTY to hand down judgment in Seselj case Thursday

"He is responsible for the suffering of tens of thousands of victims who were expelled from their homes, murdered, detained, tortured, raped, and whose villages, towns, and religious sites were wantonly destroyed as a result of his words and his acts,"

Florence Hartmann granted early release from ICTY custody

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Tuesday granted early release to Florence Hartmann, former spokeswoman for the Office of the Prosecutor, the Hague-based tribunal said.

Bosnian Serb leaders opposed to renewing lawsuit against Serbia

"I am confident that it would be better for us all in Bosnia and Herzegovina to start cooperating rather than renew old charges or bring new ones," Crnadak said.

Bosnian experts studying Karadzic verdict for possible review of lawsuit against Serbia

The Croatian member of the Presidency, Dragan Covic, said he did not believe the Karadzic verdict contained prerequisites for a review of the ICJ ruling

ICTY to deliver verdict in Seselj case on Thursday

In their closing statement made four years ago, prosecutors demanded that Seselj be found guilty and sentenced to 28 years in prison for his role in ethnic cleansing campaigns against non-Serbs in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina and against Croats in Vojvodina,

Vucic: Int'l community should ask itself what it has done for reconciliation between Serbs, Bosniaks

"Ask Serbs and Bosniaks (Muslims) in Bosnia and Herzegovina if today, 21 years after the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement, they are closer to one another? And ask the entire world what it has done during that time, during which nothing has changed in the sphere of emotions," 

Hartmann's attorney calls for her immediate release

Attorney Bourdon called her arrest an "archaic" move that had no place in a judiciary that was expected to respect the best international standards.

Serbian gov't says Karadzic verdict mustn't be used against Serbs

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has refused to accept responsibility for any of the horrors allegedly committed on his orders during the Bosnian War.

Croatian Journalists' Association: Free Florence Hartmann now!

The Croatian Journalists' Association (HND) on Friday condemned the arrest of a French reporter and a former spokeswoman for the prosecution of the Hague-based UN tribunal, Florence Hartmann, insisting on her immediate release.    

Moscow says Karadzic war crimes sentence politicised

The ICTY war crimes conviction of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is politicised, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said on Friday.

Seselj: Karadzic verdict is verdict against entire Serb people

Radovan Karadzic is innocent and The Hague tribunal has sentenced him to 40 years only because he is a Serb, which makes this a verdict against the entire Serb people, another ICTY indictee and leader of Serb Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj said on Thursday.

Dodik says ICTY ruling contributes to divisions

"Those were their personal decisions and there can be absolutely no consequences for Republika Srpska," Dodik told Radio Belgrade.

Karadzic gets 40 years for genocide and war crimes

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Thursday found Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic guilty of genocide at Srebrenica and war crimes committed elsewhere in Bosnia and Herzegovina and sentenced to 40 years in prison.  

Catholic bishop: Karadzic did nothing to prevent crimes

The Roman Catholic Bishop of Banja Luka, Franjo Komarica, said on Thursday that Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic had undoubtedly known everything about war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina but had done nothing to prevent them.

UN war crimes tribunal judges Bosnian leader for Srebrenica genocide

The UN International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Thursday is expected to rule on former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic's role in a genocide case.

Karadzic says isn't guilty, acted as any president would

"There is no reasonable court that would convict me," Karadzic says in an interview which the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) released on Wednesday.

Croatia asks ICTY to join in "Prlic and others" case as amicus curiae

Croatia has requested to be granted the status of an amicus curiae and join in appeals proceedings in "the Prlic and others" case at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in which the highest Croatian officials

Karadzic faces judgement over Srebrenica genocide

On the run for 13 years, than on trial for another seven. On Thursday, nearly 21 years after the genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic hears the verdict.

Bosnian Serb president opens student dormitory named after indicted war criminal

"With this move we give our support to the man who put his signature for the construction of the university in East Sarajevo. We hope that the outcome of the trial will be satisfactory. I am glad that his wife and daughter are here, because he deserves it,"

Croatian PM comments on Seselj case

"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     

Documenta: ICTY has capitulated to Vojislav Seselj

Documenta believes that this brings the tribunal and its work and objective into question and that it undermines its contribution to building trust in those areas engulfed by war and does not offer any hope to the families of victims that justice will be satisfied.

Brammertz: Karadzic judgement proof that justice is possible

Whatever the outcome of the trial, that is, whatever the judgement be, Brammertz believes that it will be an important step in determining responsibility for the events during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Serb entity president defends Karadzic ahead of sentencing hearing

Dodik made the statement ahead of a sentencing hearing The Hague-based International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is to hold in the Karadzic case on March 24.

Karamarko: Croatia will react if Seselj given choice to attend sentencing

"This Seselj business is ridiculous. We are talking about a war criminal, and giving him options and choices is perverse," Karamarko told the press during a visit to the central Adriatic city of Sibenik

ICTY: Seselj verdict to be announced on March 31

Seselj, who heads the Serb Radical Party (SRS), is accused of committing war crimes from 1991 to 1993. He was granted provisional release for health reasons on November 6, 2014, after spending more than 11 years in the ICTY detention unit.

ICTY indictee Seselj refuses to return to The Hague voluntarily

Speaking at a SRS press conference, Seselj said that he had been served with a subpoena to appear as an accused before the High Court in Belgrade on March 10 on orders from the ICTY Appeals Chamber.

ICTY to deliver Karadzic verdict on March 24

An International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) trial chamber said on Thursday that it would deliver a verdict for former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic on March 24.

Serbia to ask for delay in Seselj verdict delivery

The Serbian government will present thorough arguments against the handover of Seselj during the election campaign, the Belgrade-based Vecernje Novosti reported, quoting sources from the state leadership that spoke on condition of anonymity. 

Seselj says won't voluntarily go to The Hague for verdict

Police Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic told Pink TV that the ICTY's behaviour was "irresponsible" and that it was a veiled "attempt to weaken Serbia's position and destabilise the government." 

ICTY to deliver Seselj ruling on March 31

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.

Serb general sentenced to life for Srebrenica genocide dies

Bosnian Serb general Zdravko Tolimir, who was serving a life sentence for genocide, has died in detention at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Belgrade authorities said Tuesday.

Stanisic, Simatovic provisionally released

The two were handed over by Belgrade to the UN tribunal in The Hague in 2003. They pleaded not guilty at their initial appearance before the tribunal that year.

UN war crimes tribunal orders retrial of Serbian secret police bosses

The aim of the terror campaign was to ethnically cleanse the non-Serb population from certain areas in the two countries, both of which split from the former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s.

ICTY Appeals Chamber orders retrial of Stanisic and Simatovic

The Appeals Chamber ordered that Stanisic and Simatovic be tried again on all counts of the indictment and ruled that they should be immediately placed in custody.

ICTY chief prosecutor calls for advancing regional cooperation in war crimes prosecution

The ICTY Chief Prosecutor positively assessed the improved cooperation between war crimes prosecutors in the region, Vukcevic's office said in a statement.

Six Bosnian Serb wartime commanders arrested for war crimes in Kotor-Varos

The arrests were the result of an investigation initiated by the Hague-based International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), 

ICTY: Final verdict in case against Stanisic, Simatovic on Dec. 15

The prosecution appealed against the acquittal, asking that the two SDB officials be found guilty on all counts of the indictment charging them with the persecution, murder, deportation ...