THE HAGUE – The Hague-based International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) said Friday it would announce a verdict against Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj on March 31.
According to the relevant decision by presiding judge Jean-Claude Antonetti, the verdict will be announced at 10 a.m..
The Serbian authorities are requested to take all necessary measures to ensure the defendant is in The Hague on the day of the verdict announcement and to inform the trial chamber about any problems that might possibly arise in the implementation of this order no later than March 15.
Seselj, accused before the Hague Tribunal of committing war crimes from 1991 to 1993, was granted provisional release for health reasons on November 6, 2014.
Seselj: I don’t care about verdict, I’m not going there voluntarily
Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj reacted after the Hague Tribunal said Friday it would hand down its verdict in the case against him on March 31 that he was not interested in it and that he would not go to The Hague voluntarily.
“It does not interest me. I have heavily defeated the Hague Tribunal. After 12 years in prison, they literally kicked me out of the Scheveningen prison,” Seselj told Tanjug.
He pointed out that he was not interested in verdicts of the Hague Tribunal or anything in connection with it and would not go there voluntarily.