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Thousands welcome return of Serb nationalist

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 01:16

Thousands rally in Serbia to welcome the return of nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj, who was temporarily released by the UN war crimes court to get cancer treatment. Yiming Woo reports.

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Thousands in Belgrade welcome the return of nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj, on trial for committing war crimes during Yugoslavia's violent breakup. The UN tribunal released him temporarily on humanitarian grounds, because he has cancer that's spread from his colon to his liver. But he's said he's come home not just for treatment, but for revenge against his former allies, Serbia's president and prime minister. (SOUNDBITE) (Serbian) LEADER OF SERBIAN RADICAL PARTY, VOJISLAV SESELJ, SAYING: "The worst politicians are now in power, and who are they? Our closest associates, our comrades, until recently. That's the wound which hurts the most, those who were in the first lines of battle for Serbs and Greater Serbia, now they are in favour of Americans and others from the West." Seselj is accused of inciting people to commit murder, ethnic cleansing and other war crimes as part of the 'Greater Serbia' ideology. The resulting war in Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo in the 90s killed more than 120,000 people.

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Thousands welcome return of Serb nationalist

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 01:16