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Posted on 03/11/2006 2:56:45 PM PST by Proctor
UN war crimes tribunal denies request for Milosevic autopsy in Moscow
www.chinaview.cn 2006-03-12 05:50:15
BRUSSELS, March 11 (Xinhuanet) -- The U.N. war crimes tribunal said on Saturday it had denied a request by Slobodan Milosevic's lawyer to have the autopsy of the former Yugoslavia president conducted in Moscow instead of The Hague.
A tribunal official also declined to comment on a claim by Milosevic's lawyer that he had been poisoned while in jail.
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague on Saturday announced that Milosevic had been found dead on his bed in his cell at the UN detention unit in Scheveningen.
Milosevic, 64, has suffered from high blood pressure and heart problems.
On Feb. 24, the tribunal refused Milosevic's request to be temporarily released to Moscow in order to undergo medical treatment.
In a trial that started on Feb. 12, 2002, Milosevic faced 66 charges of war crimes, including genocide for his role in the Balkan wars following the breakup of the Yugoslav federation in the 1990s. Enditem
This is going to come back to bite them in the @ss. They need to find an independant party to conduct the autopsy.
Milosevic at arraignment in July, 2001:
"I consider this tribunal (a) false tribunal and (the) indictments false indictments. It is illegal, being not appointed by U.N. General Assembly. So I have no need to appoint counsel to (an) illegal organ."
At the start of his trial in February 2002:
"The prosecution is uttering such horrendous lies, what we have heard here insults the intelligence of this planet ...
"Your bosses broke up Yugoslavia. They pushed Bosnia into a civil war. The Serbs did not start the war. It is nonsensical to accuse the wrong side ...
"I'm not trying to say that some individuals did not do this, but the police and army defended the country courageously and honorably ...
"America crosses the globe to struggle against terrorism in Afghanistan, but to fight terrorism in the heart of your own country is considered to be a crime. Our defense was a heroic defense against the aggression of the NATO pact ...
"You (prosecutors) basically have nothing. You just want to invent things. This is a political trial, and this is nothing to do with the law itself."
LOL. He's not just pinin for the fjords of Norway.
From Milosevic's opening statements in his defense in February 2004:
"Accusations leveled against me are an unscrupulous lie and also a tireless distortion of history. Everything has been presented in a lopsided manner in order to protect those who are truly responsible ...
"They call themselves the international community, but in the territory of Yugoslavia, Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, they supported a totalitarian chauvinist elite, terrorists, Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis, whose objective was an ethnically pure state. That is to say, a state without any Serbs ...
"In the early 1990s, it was the Serbs who were killed and expelled from Croatia ... It was the Serbs who were being killed and expelled from Kosovo ... Persecution of all non-Albanians (in Kosovo) continues with undiminished fervor, continues until this day."
< /dripping sarcasm>
Bookmarked for future reference. Needless to say, I'm very suspicious of this.
Ho hum, one less mass murdering animal taking up humans air.
He was 100% right and had to die - the trial was going nowhere and Clinton could not afford to testify.
The true murderes are not on trial.
No kidding - I don't care if he was poisoned or not, doesn't matter to me. And if the Hague knows he was poisoned, it don't bother me none if they keep that knowledge to themselves.
"There is no doubt this is a question of Milosevic's liquidation by The Hague court," Vucelic said, adding that the two had agreed to talk again on Saturday.
"We were supposed to talk more today but when he didn't call, I was a little worried," Vucelic added. "Then I found out what had happened."
Not all of them and certainly not Slobo...not anymore anyway.
Bin Laden, is that you?
It is a corrupt, amoral organization.
Slobo, were an inspiration to all who resist the concept of a UN world Court and a UN usurpation of national sovereignty.
I can't cry for people who forced men women and children to dig their own graves before slaughtering them. That isn't to say that I support the islamderthals, just that it's as wrong as anything the nazis did.
Go back to sleep. Deep sleep.
B) Slobo was never charged for any crime that ascribed that kind of killing to him.
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