BELGRADE – Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Friday that he has sent a letter to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) over its inappropriate treatment of Serbia.
“It is a letter, not a note, and it is confidential,” Vucic told reporters after a meeting with US Senator Bob Corker.
Vucic said Thursday that the international institution must respect Serbia.
Vecernje novosti reports that the letter also highlights the tribunal’s double standards as Serbia, unlike some other countries, has not been allowed to try some cases in national courts.
In the wake of the death of former Republika Srpska army general Zdravko Tolimir, Vucic pointed out in the letter that the tribunal has ignored all Serbian guarantees for provisional release of indictees for medical treatment.
Also, Serbia’s legal representative was not allowed to speak during a recent hearing.