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“All those against whom the first instance proceedings are conducted, as well as those who expecte the appeal hearing, continue to look at the state of Serbia for help,” said the Minister of Justice and Public Administration Nikola Selaković after an eight-hour tour of Serbian nationals in the detention unit in Scheveningen.

The Minister of Justice and Public Administration Nikola Selaković visited today 13 Serbian nationals out of 24. After the visit, which lasted from 10 o'clock in the morning to 6 o’clock in the afternoon, Minister Selaković said that Serbia would strengthen its support to the Serbs indicted by the ICTY for war crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia during the war in the nineties.

"They expect organized support of the state in providing evidence and preparing their closing arguments for defense, as there has not been such organized support so far, which is the case in some other countries," said Minister Selaković, adding that when it came to Serbia's help, detainees with whom he had met today, had great optimism and hope. Minister Selaković reminded that this was the first time a Minister of the Government of Serbia visited Serbian nationals in the United Nations Detention Unit in The Hague.

"We all learned about the steps the state plans to take, also through amending legislation concerning provision of assistance and support to our detained nationals," said Minister Selakovic, adding that the Serbian government would very soon come out with these measures.