SARAYEVO, June 8 - RAPSI. International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) chairman Theodor Meron expects the court to pass sentence on Vojislav Seselj, the founder and president of the Serbian Radical Party, charged with war crimes, before March 2013.
Meron presented his report on the ICTY developments in New York on Thursday. He said that Seselj is currently kept in the ICTY prison in the Hague together with other prisoners and has access to high-quality medical assistance.
Seselj has been hospitalized several times in recent months. The Serbian Radical Party and Serbian doctors said his life was in jeopardy due to serious problems with his heart, lungs and digestive system.
Seselj voluntarily gave himself up to the ICTY in February 2003. He was brought to trial in November 2007.
The ICTY has charged Seselj of persecuting civilians in the early 1990s for political, racial and religious motives. He is also suspected of illegal deportations, inhumane actions, murder, torture, violence, the destruction of villages without just cause and looting in Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia and the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. In addition, Seselj was charged with contempt of court for disclosing information about court-protected witnesses.