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UN Court Concerned Over Hunger-Striking Serbian Nationalist

(RFE/RL) December 1, 2006 -- Officials at the UN war crimes tribunal at The Hague have expressed "grave concern" over the condition of Serbian nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj as he entered the 20th day of his hunger strike today.

Tribunal spokesman Refik Hodzic said doctors would intervene to save his life if necessary.

Seselj is accused of committing atrocities during the Balkan wars of the 1990s and faces up to life in prison if convicted. He rejects all charges against him.

Meanwhile, in Serbia, Seselj's Serbian Radical Party is calling for protests against the United States and the UN tribunal. The Radicals accuse the UN court of bias against Serbs and acting on U.S. instructions.

(AFP, AP, Reuters, dpa)

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