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UN Prosecutor Appeals Serb Nationalist Seselj's Acquittal

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 03:14 PM

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The chief prosecutor of the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal is appealing the acquittal of Serbian ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj, citing "the far-reaching nature of the errors we have identified" in the majority judgment.

The United Nations court cleared 61-year-old Seselj last week of crimes including persecution, murder and torture, saying there was not enough evidence to support the charges. Prosecutors had demanded a 28-year sentence for his alleged support of Serb paramilitaries during the bitter, bloody wars in Croatia and Bosnia in the early 1990s.

In a statement Wednesday, Prosecutor Serge Brammertz pointed to a long list of findings he would challenge in the ruling.

The court ruling sparked joy in Serbia but horror and outrage in Bosnia and Croatia.

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The chief prosecutor of the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal is appealing the acquittal of Serbian ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj, citing "the far-reaching nature of the errors we have identified" in the majority judgment.The United Nations court cleared 61-year-old Seselj...
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