UN court acquits Serb ultranationalist Seselj of charges

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has acquitted Serbian ultranationalist politician Vojislav Seselj on all nine counts that U.N. prosecutors filed against him in his marathon trial.

Seselj was not present at court in The Hague for the hearing as Presiding Judge Jean-Claude Antonetti said Thursday: “Following this verdict, Vojislav Seselj is now a free man.”

Seselj had been charged with recruiting and arming the Serb paramilitaries blamed for atrocities in Bosnian and Croatia.