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AP Interview: Serb far-right leader to fight extradition to UN tribunal in Serbian courts

  • Serbian far right leader Vojislav Seselj speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, May 28, 2015. Seselj says he will launch a legal battle before the Serbian courts to fight his pending extradition to the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Serbian far right leader Vojislav Seselj speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, May 28, 2015. Seselj says he will launch a legal battle before the Serbian courts to fight his pending extradition to the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)  (The Associated Press)

  • Serbian far right leader Vojislav Seselj listens to questions during an interview with The Associated Press, in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, May 28, 2015. Seselj says he will launch a legal battle before the Serbian courts to fight his pending extradition to the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Serbian far right leader Vojislav Seselj listens to questions during an interview with The Associated Press, in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, May 28, 2015. Seselj says he will launch a legal battle before the Serbian courts to fight his pending extradition to the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)  (The Associated Press)

  • Serbian far right leader Vojislav Seselj smiles during an interview with The Associated Press, in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, May 28, 2015. Seselj says he will launch a legal battle before the Serbian courts to fight his pending extradition to the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal. In the background is a portrait of controversial Serb World War II leader Gen. Dragoljub Draza Mihailovic. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Serbian far right leader Vojislav Seselj smiles during an interview with The Associated Press, in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, May 28, 2015. Seselj says he will launch a legal battle before the Serbian courts to fight his pending extradition to the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal. In the background is a portrait of controversial Serb World War II leader Gen. Dragoljub Draza Mihailovic. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)  (The Associated Press)

Serbia's far-right leader Vojislav Seselj says he will launch a legal battle before the Serbian courts to fight the order to return to the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal.

Seselj told the AP in an interview on Thursday that he has no intention return voluntarily to the U.N. tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, and would use the right to appeal the extradition according to Serbian laws.

Seselj, who is accused of recruiting paramilitary forces during the Balkan wars, was released in November for medical treatment in Serbia, but judges have ruled that he has breached the conditions of his release and must be sent back.

He says that "there is no way I will go back voluntarily, but I will not hide or run away."