Twitter has suspended the account of Serbian ultra-nationalist Vojislav Seselj following several posts in which he harshly insulted several public figures.
Seselj’s latest targets included opposition politician Sandar Raskovic Ivic (a Serb who fled Croatia early in the 1990s), MP Marinika Tepic and Academy of Arts and Sciences (SANU) member Universit Professor Dusan Teodorovic (both fierce critics of the authorities). Seselj used very bad language in his posts and called them traitors.
A few months ago, the Twitter account of MP Vjerica Radeta (of Seselj’s Serbian Radical Party – SRS) was suspended following a derogatory tweet alleging that victims of the Srebrenica massacre had not been killed.
The SRS leader is known for his abusive statements and calls for violence. He is heard in a recent video telling his private security to throw two human rights activists out of a public hall where his book denying war crimes was being promoted. A few months earlier, he ordered his driver to assault an MP who was protesting in front of the Serbian parliament.
There has been no reaction from the authorities to any of the incidents involving the Bosnia-Herzegovina-born ultra-nationalist politician, amid claims that he enjoys their protection. President Aleksandar Vucic and several officials of his Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) are former SRS members who were loyal to Seselj during the 1990s.
Seselj was sentenced for crimes against humanity committed during the wars of the 1990s by the International war crimes tribunal in the Hague.