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UN War Crimes Court Orders Medical Tests For Seselj


Ultranationalist Serb leader Vojislav Seselj on trial in The Hague in February

Ultranationalist Serb leader Vojislav Seselj on trial in The Hague in February

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia says it has ordered new medical tests for Serb ultranationalist leader Vojislav Seselj following his hospitalization.

Judges asked a committee of three doctors to report on the compatibility of Seselj's detention and his health.

Seselj's party said on March 11 he underwent heart surgery last week.

Judges on March 9 postponed closing arguments in Seselj's war crimes trial set for March 12 and 13, saying the 57-year-old had been transferred to a civilian medical facility.

Seselj is accused of murder, torture, cruel treatment, and wanton destruction of villages during the persecution of Croats, Muslims, and other non-Serbs during the 1990s Balkan wars.

Earlier this month, ICTY prosecutors asked for a 28-year sentence against Seselj.

Based on AFP reporting

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