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The Hague, 2 March 2009
Vojislav Šešelj Contempt of Court Initial Appearance On 6 March
The Initial Appearance in the contempt of court case of Vojislav Šešelj has been scheduled for 6 March 2009 at 14:30 in Courtroom I, before Judge Carmel Agius.
Šešelj, the leader of the Serb Radical Party currently standing trial at the Tribunal for alleged crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia between 1991 and 1994, is accused of disclosing the name and other personal details of three protected witnesses. Šešelj is alleged to have authored a book in which the information was published, along with other material such as excerpts of the written statement of one of these witnesses, the disclosure of which was prohibited.
Trial Chamber II issued its Order in lieu of an Indictment on 21 January 2009.
The full text of the Decision and Order is available at:
An information sheet on this contempt case is available at:
Courtroom proceedings can be followed on the Tribunal’s website at www.icty.org
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