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Leader of the Serbian Radical Party faces accusers in The Hague

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Leader of the Serbian Radical Party faces accusers in The Hague

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The trial of the leader of Serbia’s ultra-nationalist Radical Party has opened in The Hague. Vojislav Seselj faces charges including murder, torture and persecution of non-Serbs during the wars which tore apart the former Yugoslavia in the early 90s. The trial was due to begin late last year, but was delayed as Seseij went on a 28-day hunger strike after being prevented from defending himself, he has since won the right to conduct his own defence. Seseij gave himself up to prosecutors in 2003 and denies the charges levelled at him.