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UN Court Charges Serb Nationalist With Contempt

May 25, 2011

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has charged a Serbian nationalist on trial for inciting atrocities during the Balkan wars with contempt of court for revealing the identities of protected witnesses.

The charges, announced on May 24, are the third of their kind against Vojislav Seselj by the UN court in The Hague, since he turned himself in eight years ago to face charges of war crimes committed in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia's Vojvodina region between 1991 and 1994.

Seselj was found guilty on the first contempt trial. The second contempt trial is under way, and no date has been set for the third trial.

with agency reports


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