Monday, July 28, 2014


Serbia

Ultranationalist Seselj Sentenced To Two Years For Contempt

A screen grab from courtroom television of Serbian politician Vojislav Seselj on June 18, during his trial in The Hague for inciting atrocitiesA screen grab from courtroom television of Serbian politician Vojislav Seselj on June 18, during his trial in The Hague for inciting atrocities
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A screen grab from courtroom television of Serbian politician Vojislav Seselj on June 18, during his trial in The Hague for inciting atrocities
A screen grab from courtroom television of Serbian politician Vojislav Seselj on June 18, during his trial in The Hague for inciting atrocities
The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has sentenced Serb ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj to two years' imprisonment for refusing to remove information from his website revealing the identities of witnesses who had been granted anonymity by the court.

It is the third time Seselj has been convicted of contempt since turning himself in to the UN court in The Hague in 2003 to face charges of inciting Serb atrocities in the Balkan wars of the early 1990s.

Prosecutors are seeking a 28-year sentenced for Seselj in the main case against him.

His trial began in 2007 and a verdict is expected by March 2013.

Presiding Judge Stefan Trechsel on June 28 called Seselj's refusal to remove the identities of witnesses from his website "a direct attack upon the judicial authority of the tribunal."

Based on reporting by AP and B92
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