Serbia war crimes cooperation not a question of truth or justice: president

April 3, 2015 3:24 PM

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BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia must cooperate with a U.N. war crimes court seeking the return of an ultra-nationalist defendant, not on the basis of truth or justice but because it's the law, the Balkan country's president said on Friday.

The remarks by President Tomislav Nikolic underscored the disdain many Serbs feel for the Hague-based tribunal, which released firebrand politician Vojislav Seselj in November on grounds of ill-health only to demand his return this week.

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