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Serb ultranationalist Seselj back home after UN war crimes judges approve provisional release

  • Serbian ultranationalist leader Vojislav Seselj, center leaves after landing at Belgrade airport from The Hague, Netherlands, where he is on trial at a U.N. war crimes tribunal, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Seselj, who spent more than 11 years in detention for his role in the Balkan wars of the 1990's, was granted a temporary release because of his deteriorating health. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic).

    Serbian ultranationalist leader Vojislav Seselj, center leaves after landing at Belgrade airport from The Hague, Netherlands, where he is on trial at a U.N. war crimes tribunal, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Seselj, who spent more than 11 years in detention for his role in the Balkan wars of the 1990's, was granted a temporary release because of his deteriorating health. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic).  (The Associated Press)

  • Serbian ultranationalist leader Vojislav Seselj, center leaves after landing at Belgrade airport from The Hague, Netherlands, where is on trial at a U.N. war crimes tribunal, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Seselj, who spent more than 11 years in detention for his role in the Balkan wars of the 1990's, was granted a temporary release because of his deteriorating health. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic).

    Serbian ultranationalist leader Vojislav Seselj, center leaves after landing at Belgrade airport from The Hague, Netherlands, where is on trial at a U.N. war crimes tribunal, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Seselj, who spent more than 11 years in detention for his role in the Balkan wars of the 1990's, was granted a temporary release because of his deteriorating health. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic).  (The Associated Press)

  • Serbian ultranationalist leader Vojislav Seselj, right, waves to his supporters upon  landing at Belgrade airport from The Hague, Netherlands Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014.  Serbian far-right leader Vojislav Seselj, accused of recruiting notorious paramilitary forces during the Balkan wars in the 1990s, arrived home to a boisterous welcome by his supporters after United Nations war crimes judges approved his provisional release because of his ailing health.  (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic).

    Serbian ultranationalist leader Vojislav Seselj, right, waves to his supporters upon landing at Belgrade airport from The Hague, Netherlands Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Serbian far-right leader Vojislav Seselj, accused of recruiting notorious paramilitary forces during the Balkan wars in the 1990s, arrived home to a boisterous welcome by his supporters after United Nations war crimes judges approved his provisional release because of his ailing health. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic).  (The Associated Press)

Serb ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj has arrived in Belgrade after U.N. war crimes judges approved his provisional release on humanitarian grounds because of his ailing health.

Hundreds of his supporters cheered at Belgrade airport as Seselj returned on a commercial flight from Amsterdam on Wednesday.

Judges at the U.N. War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Netherlands released Seselj to seek medical treatment in Serbia on condition that he does not interfere with victims or witnesses and that he returns to the tribunal if summoned by judges.

Serbian doctors who visited Seselj recently say he is suffering from cancer.

Seselj has been in custody since surrendering to the tribunal in 2003. He pleaded not guilty to war crimes charges related to the Balkan wars in the 1990s.