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Closing arguments in the trial of Vojislav Šešelj to commence on 5 March 2012
Closing arguments in the trial of Vojislav Šešelj, the leader of the Serbian Radical Party, are due to commence on Monday, 5 March at 14:15 in Courtroom III.
The Prosecution’s closing arguments are expected to be held from Monday, 5 March to Wednesday, 7 March and will be followed by the Accused’s closing arguments from Monday, 12 March through to Thursday, 15 March.
Journalists wishing to attend the closing arguments should contact the Media Office at press [at] icty.org by Thursday, 1 March 16:00. Journalists should clearly indicate the number of hearing days they wish to attend.
Vojislav Šešelj is on trial before the Tribunal for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed between 1991 and 1994 against the non-Serb population from large parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Vojvodina, Serbia.
Šešelj was indicted on 14 February 2003. He was transferred into the Tribunal’s custody on 24 February 2003. His trial commenced on 7 November 2007. The Prosecution completed its presentation of evidence on 13 January 2010 after calling 72 witnesses to testify in person. The Trial Chamber called a total of 9 witnesses. Šešelj did not present a Defence case. Both parties filed their final briefs confidentially.
Since its establishment, the Tribunal has indicted 161 persons for serious violations of humanitarian law committed on the territory of the former Yugoslavia between 1991 and 2001. Proceedings against 126 persons have been concluded. Proceedings are currently open for 35 Accused.
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