The United Nations court trying crimes from the bloody break up of former Yugoslavia has ordered the release of ailing Serbian war crimes suspect Vojislav Seselj for “compelling humanitarian reasons.”
His allies say he is seriously ill with cancer and the court said he should be released from the prison in The Hague.
Prosecutors allege that Seselj incited his followers to commit his followers to commit murder, ethnic cleansing and other war crimes in multi-ethnic Bosnia and Croatia during the wars.
The former politician has been detained for a decade waiting for a verdict.
Lawyers and scholars have criticised the tribunal for allowing him to remain in detention for so long.