UN prosecutor appeals Serb nationalist Seselj's acquittal

The chief prosecutor of the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal is appealing the acquittal of Serbian ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj, citing "the far-reaching nature of the errors we have identified" in the majority judgment.

The United Nations court cleared 61-year-old Seselj last week of crimes including persecution, murder and torture, saying there was not enough evidence to support the charges. Prosecutors had demanded a 28-year sentence for his alleged support of Serb paramilitaries during the bitter, bloody wars in Croatia and Bosnia in the early 1990s.

In a statement Wednesday, Prosecutor Serge Brammertz pointed to a long list of findings he would challenge in the ruling.

The court ruling sparked joy in Serbia but horror and outrage in Bosnia and Croatia.