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U.N. judges partially overturn acquittal of Serbian politician

Serbian nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj speaks during a news conference in his Radical party headquarters in Belgrade, Serbia, March 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

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THE HAGUE (Reuters) - U.N. war crimes judges on Wednesday imposed a prison sentence of 10 years on Serbian ultra-nationalist Vojislav Seselj, overturning an earlier acquittal on charges of persecution, deportation and inhumane acts. 

Seselj, a close wartime ally of then Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic, has already served 12 years in pre-trial detention.

(Reporting by Stephanie van den Berg; editing by John Stonestreet)

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