Hague Tribunal: Šešelj was not rushed to hospital

Leader of the opposition Serb Radical Party (SRS) Vojislav Šešelj was rushed to the hospital in The Hague this morning, B92 has learned.

Source: B92, Tanjug

However, a court spokesperson said Šešelj was transferred to the hospital "not as an emergency, but for a previously scheduled treatment"

Nerma Jelacic also told Tanjug news agency that she did not wish disclose other details about Šešelj's health, explaining that she could not do it without his consent, adding that his legal representatives and family were notified.

It was also announced that Šešelj was in the meantime taken back to the detention unit.

Earlier today, reports said that Šešelj was again taken ill early on Thursday. His party in Belgrade had no additional information.

They said that neither they, Šešelj's family, nor a committee set up to organize his defense had been informed about Šešelj's deteriorating heath.

Since the start of the year, Šešelj was hospitalized on several occasions. On January 12, he underwent surgery and fitted with a pacemaker.

Šešelj was accused by the court of committing war crimes against Croats and Muslims. He traveled to The Hague voluntarily in early 2003, and has been incarcerated there ever since.

Šešelj's trial started in 2007. The closing statements in the process were scheduled to take place this month.

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