Far-right Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj said Thursday he would not return to the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague to face war crimes charges.
The court recently released Seselj on a temporary basis to undergo health treatment.
Addressing a press conference at the headquarters of the Serbian Radical Party, the war crimes suspect said he would not return voluntarily.
“I will not return voluntarily to The Hague. If they order the government of Serbia, then Tomislav Nikolic and Aleksandar Vucic will decide what to do,” he said.
Nikolic is the President and Vucic is the Prime Minister of Serbia.
“I will not run away. If they want, they can even send me back now, but that will be a historical paradox. Because Aleksandar Vucic and Tomislav Nikolic are associated in my war crimes and are accomplices in crimes against humanity, and I would not miss such an opportunity," he added.
Seselj is the founder of the Serbian Radical Party. He is alleged to have recruited paramilitary groups and incited them to commit atrocities during the 1990s Balkan wars.
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