Our Serbian Hero Vojislav Seselj Sentenced Again By The Nazi International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) But Will Not Face Time In Jail !

 
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13 April
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Our Serbian Hero Vojislav Seselj Sentenced Again By The Nazi International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) But Will Not Face Time In Jail !

Seselj has been found guilty and sentenced to ten years - however, considering that he spent 11.5 years detained by the Hague Tribunal, he will not go to jail.

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Seselj found guilty on appeal, sentenced to 10 years in jail ~ 

Seselj responded to the verdict on Wednesday by announcing on Twitter he was "proud of all my war crimes" and was "ready to repeat them again".

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Поносан сам на све своје ратне злочине и спреман сам да их поновим! 

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has found Vojislav Seselj - leader of the Serbian Radical Party - guilty of war crimes against Croatians in Serbia's northern province of Vojvodina during the war in former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s and sentenced him to 10 years in prison.

Seselj responded to the verdict on Wednesday by announcing on Twitter he was "proud of all my war crimes" and was "ready to repeat them again".

Since Seselj has spent eleven and a half years in custody in The Hague since 2003, his sentence has already been served, the court said.

The tribunal found Seselj guilty of inciting hate crimes with his nationalist speeches. One speech he gave to a Serb crowd in May 1992 sparked atrocities against ethnic Croats in Vojvodina.

The verdict marked the first conviction by an international tribunal for inciting crimes through speeches. 

In 2016, the war crimes tribunal initially acquitted Seselj of all nine charges he faced, but that was partially overturned on appeal.

The court reaffirmed the establishment of a "Greater Serbia" was Seselj's political goal, but that that did not constitute a crime.

'A free man'

It also maintained its ruling from the first verdict in 2016, that there was not enough evidence to prove a systematic attack was organised by Seselj against Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims). 

"The conclusion from two years ago still stands - that there was no proof that Seselj was responsible for sending Serbian volunteers to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia with the aim of committing crimes.""From today, Vojislav Seselj is a free man," Al Jazeera's Adnan Rondic reported from The Hague.

In March 2016, in a 2-to-1 vote, the UN war crimes tribunal had found Seselj innocent of crimes against humanity and war crimes. 

Judge Flavia Lattanzi held the opposing view and said the conclusions reached by the other two were unfounded. 

Prosecutors in 2016 appealed for a guilty verdict or a retrial and asked for Seselj to be handed a 28-year sentence, arguing that the majority of judges made so many errors that they "invalidate the judgment as a whole".

The Appeals Chamber of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) has announced its ruling in the proceedings against Vojislav Seselj. ~

Seselj, the leader of Serbia's opposition SRS party, was in 2016 acquitted of all charges brought against him by the prosecution of the now defunct International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY; Hague Tribunal). 

The Appeals Chamber of the MICT, which continued the work of the Hague Tribunal, could have confirmed the first-instance verdict, reversed it, or ordered a new trial. 

Seselj previously announced that he would not go to The Hague for the reading of the appeals verdict. 

He was originally acquitted on all nine counts of the indictment, that accused him of using hate speech to incite and support war crimes in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina during the war conflicts, as well of expulsion of ethnic Croats from Serbia's northern province of Vojvodina. 

The Hague Prosecution appealed against that judgment, while Seselj submitted his written response to the appeal. 

The MICT now found Seselj guilty on the counts of the indictment referring to expulsions of ethnic Croats from Hrtkovci in the 1990s.

 

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