Serbian Nationalist Leader Seselj Convicted of Wartime Crimes

4/11/2018

The UN court in The Hague partially overturned Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj’s acquittal on appeal and jailed him for 10 years for wartime crimes in Serbia - although he will not serve any prison time.

The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague on Wednesday sentenced Vojislav Seselj to ten years in prison for inciting crimes with nationalist speeches he made in the Vojvodina region of Serbia during the war in 1992.

“Seselj’s speech incited violence that denigrated and violated the right to security of members of the Croatian population of [the village of] Hrtkovci [in Vojvodina], thereby committing the crime of persecution, based on the violation of the right to security, as a crime against humanity,” said judge Theodor Meron.

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