Lawyer: Serb War Crimes Suspect Seselj Was ‘Clinically Dead’ in Hague Hospital

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A lawyer for Serbian war crimes suspect Vojislav Seselj is accusing the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal of ignoring his health problems.

The lawyer says Seselj was clinically dead when he was brought to a hospital from his jail cell in the Hague last Friday. He said Seselj is suffering from heart and lung failure.

A tribunal spokeswoman said Tuesday that Seselj is in stable condition and said there are no signs his life is in danger. She gave no other details.

Seselj is head of the far-right Serbian Radical Party. He is charged with crimes against humanity for allegedly inciting radical Serb militias to murder and terrorize civilians in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina during the Balkan wars in the early 1990s.