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  • No poison found in Milosevic's body: UN tribunal

    03/17/2006 5:47:22 AM PST · by Grig · 6 replies · 283+ views ^ | Mar. 17 2006
    No poison found in Milosevic's body: UN tribunal Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands — An autopsy and tests on Slobodan Milosevic's blood found no evidence of poison or drugs in concentrations that could have killed him, the UN war crimes tribunal said Friday. Tribunal president Judge Fausto Pocar also said an outside investigation will be conducted on the running of the UN detention centre where Milosevic was held during his four-year trial and where he died last Saturday. Milosevic was ruled to have died of a heart attack, but questions were raised about the cause of the fatal cardiac problem...
  • A medical mystery after Milosevic's death

    03/16/2006 11:42:50 AM PST · by DTA · 13 replies · 2,364+ views
    IHT ^ | 2006-03-16 | Elisabeth Rosenthal and Marlise Simons
    A medical mystery after Milosevic's death By Elisabeth Rosenthal and Marlise Simons The New York Times THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2006 ROME Frustrated and filled with skepticism about Slobodan Milosevic's litany of medical complaints, the UN war crimes tribunal at The Hague at times failed to investigate them adequately, according to several doctors who had recently examined the former Serbian leader. "His medical condition was not good, so we asked for additional tests to evaluate his cardiac situation," said Dr. Florence Leclercq, a French cardiologist who examined Milosevic for about three hours in November. "But these investigations were never performed, and...
  • Milosevic body to head to Serbia (A real BBC headline!)

    03/15/2006 3:11:51 AM PST · by Hannah Senesh · 8 replies · 416+ views
    BBC ^ | 15 March 2006
    The body of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic is shortly due to be flown from the Netherlands to Belgrade. Mr Milosevic's body will go on display in the Serbian capital, ahead of a burial in his home town of Pozarevac on Saturday, officials from his party say. Earlier, a Russian doctor reviewing the results of an autopsy conducted on Mr Milosevic agreed with Dutch doctors that he died of a heart attack. However, the expert concluded that his death could have been prevented. "That's my opinion, that his death was preventable. Absolutely. Because he had a pathology which is treated...
  • Fellow war crime suspects bid farewell to Milosevic

    03/14/2006 2:52:58 PM PST · by kronos77 · 7 replies · 380+ views
    BELGRADE (Reuters) - More than 30 war crimes suspects from the former Yugoslavia in custody in The Hague on Tuesday signed a tribute to Slobodan Milosevic, widely seen as the architect of the wars that ravaged the region in the 1990s. According to Serb custom, friends and relatives of the deceased publish newspaper advertisements with brief eulogies and a picture. The Milosevic ad in several Belgrade dailies was signed by ethnic Serb indictees from Serbia and Bosnia, but also by Macedonian Ljube Boskovski and Croat General Ante Gotovina, who crushed a Milosevic-backed Serb rebellion in Croatia. They bade "a last...
  • Milosevic's final destination unknown

    03/14/2006 2:41:53 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 8 replies · 305+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 15 March 2006 | Gina Doggett
    THE body of Slobodan Milosevic has been taken to a morgue at Amsterdam airport, en route to an unknown final resting place, while his family battles with Serbian officials over where to bury the former Yugoslav leader. Shortly after Milosevic's son Marko claimed the body, it was driven under a motorcycle escort to Schiphol airport, where it was due to remain overnight. A morgue official, Theo de Aardt, said he thought it would be flown to Moscow tomorrow. "We think to Russia but we don't know that for sure," he said. In Belgrade, a local court revoked a warrant for...
  • Milosevc "poisoning" update: chemical should have been noticable

    03/14/2006 11:14:41 AM PST · by S0122017 · 2 replies · 398+ views
    Leiden Unniversity | 14 / 03 | ME
    He, concerning the supposed poisoning of Milosevic by rifampicine: There happens to be a doctor at my (dutch) university that dod research to the mechanism behind the compound. He concluded the following: 1) Every doctor worth their money can understand that the substance increased drug breakdown by the liver and thus renders medicines ineffective, it has been known for 30 years 2) Poisoning is unlikely due to the huge amounts of the substance required 3) Rifampicine colours youre urine orange strongly, which should have been noticable by Milosevic and any doctor checking urine samples 4) He suggest that maybe Milosevic...
  • Criminal Proceedings

    03/14/2006 3:33:02 AM PST · by Doctor13 · 11 replies · 406+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 14 March 2006 | John Laughland
    I was one of the last western journalists to meet Slobodan Milosevic. Having been called to The Hague as a potential witness, I spent an hour in his cell in January last year. Like most who met him, I found him polite and intelligent. "We will win," he told me. "Freedom is a universal value. They have no evidence against me." If the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia were a proper court of law, the charges against him would have been dismissed long ago. Unfortunately, it is a highly politicised organ, created on the initiative of the very...
  • Grandson Wants Stalin’s Death Probed (But You Know The New York Slimes...)

    03/13/2006 11:50:54 PM PST · by Bender2 · 20 replies · 1,008+ views ^ | 3/2/06 and 3/14/06 | & Bender2
    Site requires membership to pull up story but here is excerpt... Grandson Wants Russian Authorities to Investigate Stalin’s Death Joseph Stalin’s great-grandson has appealed to the Russian authorities with a request to investigate the circumstances of his great-grandfather’s death, news agencies reported Thursday. “When Stalin was disposed of, Khrushchev, who imagined himself to be a statesman, was able to come to power. His so called activities were nothing but a betrayal of the interests of the state that he headed,” Jacob Jugashvili said in a statement. The betrayal committed in the Kremlin should be judged in the Kremlin, too, he...
  • Milosevic deserved justice

    03/13/2006 4:48:22 PM PST · by Proctor · 83 replies · 1,109+ views ^ | 13/03/2006 |
    Milosevic deserved justice (Filed: 13/03/2006) Had it happened anywhere else, commentators would be outraged. If a defendant had died after five years in custody, without having been found guilty of anything, we should complain that he had not received justice. Yet, for some reason, those who hold forth most warmly against, say, the internment of terrorist suspects in Guantanamo Bay seem to have no problem with the farcical proceedings of the International Criminal Tribunal at The Hague. This newspaper was no friend to Slobodan Milosevic or his Communist regime. We were, indeed, among the most enthusiastic supporters of military action...
  • Russia questions Milosevic autopsy findings, requests to send own doctors

    03/13/2006 4:16:48 PM PST · by Proctor · 85 replies · 1,008+ views ^ | 2006-03-14 03:02:08 | Xinhuanet
    Russia questions Milosevic autopsy findings, requests to send own doctors 2006-03-14 03:02:08 MOSCOW, March 13 (Xinhuanet) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that Russia did not fully trust former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's preliminary autopsy findings and requested to send his own doctors to examine the body. Lavrov said Russia had been offended by the UN war crimes tribunal's refusal to let Milosevic receive treatment for his heart condition in Russia in December. Russia "was ready to provide medical assistance to Milosevic and give 100-percent guarantees of his timely return to The Hague. These guarantees were...
  • Non-Prescribed Drug Found in Milosevic (UPDATE)

    03/13/2006 4:40:41 AM PST · by sully777 · 55 replies · 1,855+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 3-13-06 (10 minutes ago) | By ANTHONY DEUTSCH
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A Dutch toxicologist confirmed Monday that he found traces of a non-prescribed drug in a blood sample taken from former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic earlier this year. Donald Uges said he was asked to examine the sample after Milosevic's blood pressure failed to respond to medication given by doctors at the U.N. detention center...Uges said he found traces of rifampicin, a drug that could have reduced the effectiveness of his other medications...[snip] ...Tomanovic said Milosevic was "seriously concerned" he was being poisoned...He cited a Jan. 12 Dutch medical report which showed traces of medication used against...
  • Milosevic deliberately took a contra-indicated drug

    03/13/2006 2:54:20 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 26 replies · 800+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | March 13, 2006
    Che Hague - Slobodan Milosevic took délibérement a drug not prescribed "cancelling" the effect of its treatment against hypertension, indicated to Monday to AFP the Dutch toxicologist Ronald Uges after an analysis of the blood of the former Yugoslav president. "It took (a drug containing) rifampicine, a drug which cancels the effect" of the treatments against hypertension, explained Mr. Uges who carried out an analysis of the blood of the former Yugoslav president two weeks ago. "It took this drug itself and it it wanted to obtain an one-way ticket towards Moscow", he added. Slobodan Milosevic had required in...
  • Free Republic Exclusive: Dan Rather, Mike Wallace, and the Third Serb

    03/12/2006 8:51:15 PM PST · by Southack · 21 replies · 1,107+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 3/12/2006 | self
    The Three Serbs After Europe criticized the U.S. for its treatment of war prisoners at Gitmo (where no terrorist ever died), 2 Serb war-crimes prisoners died in European jails in the same week (one was denied medical care). The first to die was Milan Babic. The second to die after his request for medical care was denied was Slobodan Milosevic. Most of the world will yawn or cheer these developments, of course. But there is a 3rd Serb who is currently being railroaded by the same EU officials, along with some left-wing American help. Years ago, CBS's Dan Rather sent...
  • Aide Recounts Milosevic's Last Words

    03/11/2006 8:28:04 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 40 replies · 1,332+ views ^ | 3 11 06 | KATARINA KRATOVAC,
    BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro - A Socialist Party aide of Slobodan Milosevic said Saturday that the ex-president was defiant just before his death. "He told me, 'Don't you worry: They will not destroy me or break me; I shall defeat them all,'" said Milorad Vucelic of the Socialist Party, recounting a phone conversation with Milosevic late Friday. "But it was obvious he was very ill." Milosevic, who was found dead Saturday in his cell at the Netherlands-based war crimes court near The Hague, was daily in contact with Socialist party officials in Belgrade as he carried out his own defense before the...
  • Tests Show Milosevic Died of Heart Attack

    03/12/2006 2:25:53 PM PST · by The_Victor · 26 replies · 610+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 3/12/2006 | ANTHONY DEUTSCH
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A heart attack killed Slobodan Milosevic in his jail cell, the U.N. war crimes tribunal said, citing preliminary findings from Dutch pathologists who conducted a nearly eight-hour autopsy Sunday on the former Yugoslav leader. The tribunal said pathologists had determined that "Milosevic's cause of death was a 'myocardial infarction.'"Found dead in his cell Saturday morning, the 64-year-old Milosevic had suffered from heart ailments and high blood pressure, and his bad health caused numerous breaks in his four-year, $200 million trial before the tribunal.Some wondered if suicide might have been an out for the man accused of...
  • 'Leprosy drug in Milosevic's blood'

    03/12/2006 2:26:21 PM PST · by Proctor · 53 replies · 1,391+ views ^ | 12-Mar-06 21:13 GMT | The Press Association
    'Leprosy drug in Milosevic's blood'Traces of a drug used to treat leprosy and tuberculosis were found in a blood sample taken in recent months from former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, a news report has said.The report came hours after Milosevic's legal adviser revealed a letter the late Serb leader wrote on Friday, one day before his body was discovered in prison, alleging that he was being poisoned. In the report by state broadcaster NOS, a lawyer and commentator for the channel, Heikelina Verrijn Stuart, said she had confirmation that doctors first noticed the medicine in his blood in January. Stuart...
  • Slobodan Milosevic Found Dead in His Cell

    03/11/2006 4:35:47 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 95 replies · 2,549+ views
    yahoo news ^ | March 11,2006
    BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro - Slobodan Milosevic, the former Yugoslav leader on trial for alleged war crimes, was found dead in his prison cell at the U.N. tribunal in The Hague, Belgrade's B-92 and Serbia's state radio said Saturday. He was 65. A U.N. war crimes prosecution official in the Dutch capital, speaking on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to speak to the media, confirmed the report to The Associated Press.
  • Former Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic dies in jail

    03/11/2006 9:09:32 AM PST · by processing please hold · 18 replies · 819+ views ^ | March 11, 2006 | pbrown
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Slobodan Milosevic, the former Serbian leader indicted for war crimes for orchestrating the Balkan wars of the 1990s, was found dead in his prison cell near The Hague, the United Nations tribunal said Saturday.
  • Milosevic seeks subpoena for Clinton to testify

    02/28/2006 3:00:11 PM PST · by Robert Drobot · 34 replies · 974+ views
    Reuters ^ | 28 February A.D. 2006 | Editors
    THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Lawyers representing Slobodan Milosevic have asked the U.N. war crimes tribunal to issue a subpoena to force former U.S. President Bill Clinton to testify at his trial, documents showed on Tuesday. "In his position as former president of the United States, Mr Clinton had a continuous role and unique knowledge of events relevant to the indictment," the lawyers said in a written request filed last week but only made public on Tuesday. Lawyers Steven Kay and Gillian Higgins said his evidence was needed to make sure the trial was "informed and fair". They said Milosevic had...
  • Report: Drug Traces Found in Milosevic

    03/12/2006 11:41:21 AM PST · by Proctor · 187 replies · 3,606+ views ^ | 03.12.2006, 01:46 PM | AP
    Update 14: Report: Drug Traces Found in Milosevic AP 03.12.2006, 01:46 PM Traces of a drug used to treat leprosy and tuberculosis were found in a blood sample taken in recent months from former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, a Dutch news report said, citing an unidentified "adviser" to the U.N. war crimes tribunal. The report came hours after Milosevic's legal adviser showed journalists a letter the late Serb leader wrote Friday, one day before his body was discovered in prison, alleging that he was being poisoned. The report was on the text service of the Dutch state broadcaster, NOS. It...
  • Milosevic's poison fears/Cause of Milosevic's death remains uncertain

    03/12/2006 10:53:43 AM PST · by Proctor · 20 replies · 485+ views
    Google News ^ | 2006-03-12 | Ireland Online & Xinhuanet
    Milosevic's poison fears 12/03/2006 - 14:09:34 Slobodan Milosevic wrote a six-page letter the day before he was found dead, claiming that traces of a “heavy drug” had been found in his blood and that he feared being poisoned, a legal aide to the former Yugoslav president said today. Zdenko Tomanovic showed the letter to reporters at the UN tribunal, and complained that the court which had been trying Milosevic rejected the family’s request that a post mortem be conducted outside the Netherlands. Milosevic was “seriously concerned” about being poisoned, Tomanovic said. The letter, dated March 10, was addressed to the...
  • Milosevic's death marks 'total defeat' for UN tribunal, prosecutor says

    03/12/2006 10:41:00 AM PST · by Proctor · 21 replies · 699+ views ^ | Sun, 12 Mar 2006 11:35:20 EST | CBC News
    Milosevic's death marks 'total defeat' for UN tribunal, prosecutor says Last Updated Sun, 12 Mar 2006 11:35:20 EST CBC News Slobodan Milosevic's death is a 'total defeat' for the UN's International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, says the chief prosecutor at his trial. Carla del Ponte made the comments on Sunday, a day after the former Yugoslav president and Serbian nationalist was found dead in his cell at the UN detention centre in Scheveningen, a suburb of The Hague. An autopsy was being performed on Sunday amid accusations that Milosevic, 64, had been poisoned only months before the end...
  • Autopsy Performed on Milosevic's Remains

    03/12/2006 7:22:29 AM PST · by Flavius · 16 replies · 604+ views
    ap ^ | 3.12.06 | ANTHONY DEUTSCH
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Dutch pathologists performed an autopsy on Slobodan Milosevic's remains Sunday amid claims by the former Yugoslav leader's supporters that he was poisoned and a statement by the chief U.N. war crimes prosecutor raising the possibility he committed suicide. ADVERTISEMENT Milosevic, 64, had been ailing throughout the trial, suffering from high blood pressure and headaches. He asked the tribunal for permission to seek treatment in Russia, but that request was denied. Milosevic was found dead in his cell Saturday morning, abruptly ending his four-year U.N. war crimes trial for orchestrating a decade of conflict that killed 250,000...
  • Milosevic's death raises questions

    03/11/2006 6:16:27 PM PST · by bill1952 · 23 replies · 671+ views
    reuters ^ | 03/11/06 | Alexandra Hudson
    The U.N. war crimes tribunal hopes an autopsy on Slobodan Milosevic on Sunday will clear up the cause of his death in his cell only months before a verdict was due in his four-year-old trial. Milosevic, branded the "Butcher of the Balkans" for conflicts that tore Yugoslavia apart in the 1990s, was found dead on Saturday, prompting some world figures and relatives of war victims to say they had been robbed of justice. As questions were raised as to why the trial had dragged on for so long, a tribunal spokeswoman said there was no indication the 64-year-old former Yugoslav...
  • UN war crimes tribunal denies request for Milosevic autopsy in Moscow

    03/11/2006 2:56:45 PM PST · by Proctor · 99 replies · 1,673+ views ^ | 2006-03-12 05:50:15 | Xinhuanet
    UN war crimes tribunal denies request for Milosevic autopsy in Moscow 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 Hague tries to conceal reasons of Slobodan Milosevic's death

    03/11/2006 2:32:36 PM PST · by A. Pole · 37 replies · 1,280+ views
    Pravda.Ru ^ | March 11, 2006 | Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
    Why did the International Penal Court at The Hague keep the story silent? Why were Milosevic’s human rights denied him? The ex-President of Serbia, Slobodan Milosevic, was found dead in his cell at the IPC complex in Scheveningen, The Hague, early this morning, yet it was Belgrade which broke the news, on B92 Radio, not the IPC authorities. Why the silence? Mr. Milosevic was found lying dead on his bed by a guard at the IPC detention centre, where he was taken after being illegally kidnapped by NATO forces in 2001 and where upon arrival, his prosecutor, Carla del Ponte,...
  • Milosevic feared he was being poisoned: lawyer

    03/11/2006 12:30:24 PM PST · by Proctor · 53 replies · 1,431+ views ^ | March 11, 2006 | Reuters
    Milosevic feared he was being poisoned: lawyer March, 11 2005 BELGRADE (Reuters) - Former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic feared he was being poisoned in his detention cell in The Hague, his lawyer Zdenko Tomanovic said on Saturday hours after the tribunal announced Milosevic's death. "Today, I have filed an official request to the tribunal to have the autopsy carried out in Moscow, having in mind his claims yesterday that he was being poisoned in the jail," Tomanovic told reporters in The Hague. Acting on a request from Milosevic, Tomanovic said he had made a request for protection for his client...
  • Slobodan Milosevic Dies in Prison Cell

    03/11/2006 11:25:13 AM PST · by voice of india · 47 replies · 1,016+ views
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic, the so-called "butcher of the Balkans" being tried for war crimes after orchestrating a decade of bloodshed during his country's breakup, was found dead Saturday in his prison cell. He was 64. Milosevic, who suffered chronic heart ailments and high blood pressure, apparently died of natural causes and was found in his bed, the U.N. tribunal said, without giving an exact time of death. He had been examined following frequent complaints of fatigue or ill health that delayed his trial, but the tribunal could not immediately say when his last medical checkup...
  • FOX says Milosevic is dead....

    03/11/2006 4:07:10 AM PST · by jmq · 593 replies · 14,413+ views
    <p>Slobodan Milosevic, the former Yugoslav leader who orchestrated the Balkan wars of the 1990s and was on trial for war crimes, was found dead in his prison cell at the U.N. detention center near The Hague, the U.N. tribunal said Saturday. He was 65.</p>
  • Serbia-Montenegro uses “civil war” argument

    03/10/2006 2:33:56 PM PST · by kronos77 · 23 replies · 998+ views
    B92 ^ | March 10th 2006.
    THE HAGUE -- Friday – In the continuation of Serbia-Montenegro’s defence against charges of genocide filed by Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Serbia-Montenegro legal team argued that the war in Bosnia was not a result of outside aggression, but rather, a civil war between three ethnic communities. “In no case was that war an effort by Serbia to destroy an entire ethnic group.” Serbia-Montenegro’s chief defence attorney, Radoslav Stojanovic, said, adding that during the war, over 20,000 Muslims lived freely in Belgrade. He also cited former UNPROFOR commander Michael Rose, who writes that the war in Bosnia was not “an invasion of one...
  • Srebrenica, lies and media games

    02/16/2006 8:36:01 PM PST · by zagor-te-nej · 75 replies · 1,252+ views
    Trajkovic Web Site ^ | Feb 16, 2006 | zagor-te-nej
    The Srebrenica operation was planned so that Bosnian Serb forces were positioned in a shape of a horseshoe, thus intentionally leaving space for the Muslim army and civilians to retreat North, North-West towards Tuzla. The distance of 36km and the configuration of the terrain are such that any man in average physical condition can cross it on foot. The military operation was conducted in this manner with the intention of minimizing the number of casualties, since the Muslims had brought in substantial military forces. If the Muslim forces had been hermetically enclosed, a violent fight would have ensued in which...
  • Churchill, Hitler, and Newt

    02/18/2006 8:58:24 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 36 replies · 1,007+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 02-19-06 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    Churchill, Hitler, and Newt by Patrick J. Buchanan Posted Feb 19, 2006 You can always tell when the War Party wants a new war. They will invariably trot out the Argumentum ad Hitlerum. Before the 1991 Gulf War, Saddam had become "the Hitler of Arabia," though he had only conquered a sandbox half the size of Denmark. Milosevic then became the "Hitler of the Balkans," though he had lost Slovenia, Croatia and Macedonia, was struggling to hold Bosnia and Kosovo, and had defeated no one. Comes now the new Hitler. "This is 1935, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is as close to...
  • Anti-Semitic slogans scrawled at WWII death camp

    02/17/2006 12:08:23 PM PST · by Hannah Senesh · 134 replies · 2,184+ views
    AP via JPost ^ | Feb. 16, 2006
    Several anti-Semitic graffiti, including one saying "Holocaust is a Jewish Lie," appeared Thursday on the walls of a World War II Nazi death camp in central Serbia. Jasna Ciric, the head of the Jewish community in Nis, said the graffiti was apparently timed to coincide with the 64th anniversary of the massacre of some 1,100 Jews, Serbs and Gypsies in the camp. "It's unbelievable that such messages are still alive in the 21st century," Ciric said, adding that about 12,000 people were killed by Nazis in the Bubanj concentration camp during World War II. The other paint-written graffiti included: "Serbia...
  • Film on Bosnian war rapes stirs Berlin fest

    02/13/2006 8:32:47 AM PST · by voletti · 20 replies · 1,283+ views
    Financial Express ^ | 2/12/06 | Reuters
    BERLIN, FEBRUARY 13: A moving drama about Bosnia's post-war trauma and the lingering impact of the systematic rape of Bosnian women by Serb soldiers won cheers at its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival on Sunday. Grbavica spotlights a hushed-up topic of mass rapes in Bosnia during the siege of Sarajevo with a tear-jerking story of a Muslim woman who tries to hide the grisly truth of the past to protect her daughter. The film, seen by critics as one of the Berlinale's best so far, is told against the backdrop of Sarajevo's struggle to come to terms with...
  • Four years pass, Milosevic still on trial

    02/12/2006 5:07:28 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 46 replies · 1,484+ views
    CNN ^ | 2/11/06 | Joe Sterling
    (CNN) -- The war crimes trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic enters its fifth tedious year Sunday, and though international interest in the tribunal has waned, it has proved a useful tool in educating Serbs. "Its greatest reverberation is in Serbia itself," where regional media have brought the crimes to center stage by airing and reporting on the proceedings, said Edgar Chen of the Coalition for International Justice, a group that supports war crimes tribunals. Milosevic is charged with genocide and crimes against humanity in last decade's bloody Balkans conflict, and for four years, he has dragged out judicial...
  • US backs Kosovo incentives for Serbs

    01/30/2006 1:54:34 AM PST · by kronos77 · 43 replies · 793+ views
    he US yesterday made the case for offering Serbia incentives to reach agreement in negotiations over the final status of Kosovo, while setting out the possibility of independence for the province if the ethnic Albanian majority accepted compromises to accommodate its Serbian minority. Nicholas Burns, undersecretary of state, told a Senate hearing the US was neither championing independence nor autonomy for Kosovo. But diplomats said his testimony was a clear signal the US looked favourably on independence, under certain conditions. In what diplomats also called a significant policy statement, Mr Burns made clear the US had no objection to independence...
  • Russia guarantees Milosevic’s return to trial after treatment

    01/18/2006 10:41:38 AM PST · by A. Pole · 11 replies · 475+ views
    Itar-Tass ^ | January 18, 2006
    MOSCOW, January 18 (Itar-Tass) -- Russia has given guarantees to the Hague International Tribunal for War Crimes in the Former Yugoslavia that its ex-leader Slobodan Milosevic would return to The Hague after medical treatment in Moscow. Foreign Ministry spokesman Mikhail Kamynin said on Wednesday that Russia had submitted “the necessary package of documents” to the International Tribunal. Based on these documents, the Tribunal will be able to make a decision on “a temporary release of Milosevic for a trip to Russia for medical treatment”, the spokesman said. However he noted that the submission of the documents “does not mean...
  • NATO Transported KLA Terrorists by Helicopter During Kosovo War

    01/10/2006 8:49:53 AM PST · by tgambill · 330+ views
    APIS Group ^ | 10 Jan 2006 | Andy Wilcoxson
    Col. Vlatko Vukovic, the commander of the 2nd Motorized Battalion of the 549th Motorized Brigade of the Yugoslav Army, resumed his testimony at the trial of Slobodan Milosevic on Thursday. The witness exhibited several documents including his unit’s logbook, daily reports, combat reports, and his unit’s war diary. These documents are contemporaneous, and show what orders the unit was given, and what the unit did from hour to hour during the entire duration of the Kosovo war. The documents show that the unit followed the orders it was given and that did not engage in any of the crimes alleged...
  • The attempt to forge a Serb state within Croatia left a tragic human legacy

    12/23/2005 2:49:55 PM PST · by Hunden · 23 replies · 640+ views
    The independent / The Bosnian Institute ^ | 25 October 2005 | Marcus Tanner
    Marking the tenth anniversary of the fall of the 'Republic of Serbian Krajina', an eloquent comment from IWPR's Balkan Crisis Report by a journalist who covered the parastate's four-year existence for The Independent (London)Ten years ago I sat in the front room of a house in west London in company with a number of Croats, all eyes glued to the fast-changing footage of the satellite television that was carrying programmes from Croatian state television. ‘Come round,’ my friend had said. ‘Something’s up.’ That ‘something’, it turned out, was the ignominious fall of the Republic of Serbian Krajina (RSK), the Serb entity that...
  • Fourteen Serbs sentenced for killing 200 Croatian PoWs

    12/12/2005 6:35:09 PM PST · by mark502inf · 17 replies · 474+ views
    AP ^ | Monday, Dec 12, 2005
    BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro (AP) - A Serbian court, in a landmark verdict, found 14 former members of a Serb militia guilty of war crimes Monday and sentenced them to prison terms ranging from five to 20 years for the execution of 200 Croat prisoners of war in 1991. Eight of the defendants, sentenced for one of the worst massacres of PoWs during the 1990s Balkan wars, received the maximum 20 years in jail. The rest were given prison sentences ranging from five to 15 years, including the only woman among the defendants, who was given a nine-year prison term. Two of...

    12/07/2005 3:35:08 AM PST · by Hunden · 15 replies · 1,376+ views
    The Shadow ^ | 2000 | Manny Goldstein
    Take a close look and there is something downright suspicious about former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, now the darling of certain sectors of the radical left. His journey has taken him from the heights of federal power to outer orbits of the political fringe. In the process, he has seemingly transformed from a shill for the most corrupt elements of the US elites to a shill for any foreign despot who claims to oppose the US elites. Who is Ramsey Clark really working for? Dynasty of Mediocrity Ramsey Clark was born to power. In 1945, the Clark family made its...
  • Ramsey Clark, Attorney Outlaw: Clark Wants To Defend Saddam Hussein

    12/04/2005 8:46:41 AM PST · by Isara · 48 replies · 1,082+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/5/2005 | Editor
    International Law: Everyone has the right to an attorney. But as Ramsey Clark rushes to the side of Saddam Hussein, this may be a case where both the defendant and his counsel can plead insanity...."Clark has been using and aiding mass murders and other American enemies for the last 30 years," conservative pundit David Horowitz said in 2003 of a Clark trip in Iraq. "He should give it a rest." But that is unlikely. ...Clark has defended the who's who of mass murderers — not just Milosevic, but also Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, also accused of war crimes, as...
  • Colonized Kosovo: Muslim demands and Western servitude

    11/20/2005 11:15:18 AM PST · by montyspython · 9 replies · 560+ views ^ | November 14, 2005 | Boba Borojevic
    Colonized Kosovo: Muslim demands and Western servitude By Boba Borojevic  Ottawa, November 14, 2005 - The violence that started Oct. 27 among Muslim youths in the dreary industrial suburbs northeast of Paris soon grew into a nationwide insurrection in the banlieus, of arson and clashes with police. Prime Minister de Villepin said the nation faced a "moment of truth" over its failure to integrate Arab and African immigrants and their children into its mainstream. A thousand miles away and 16 months ago, on March 17, 2004, Albanian mobs burned down hundreds of Serbian houses and some thirty Serbian Orthodox churches....
  • SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO: Defense Ministry “Selling Arms to Iraq”

    10/02/2005 9:06:52 PM PDT · by shpirag · 4 replies · 345+ views
    Radio B92 ^ | 2005-09-28 | Radio B92
    SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO: Defense Ministry “Selling Arms to Iraq” 2005-09-28 14:30:03 Hundreds of cases of ammunition and weapons produced by the Serbian Zastava factory in Kragujevac are being flown each week from Podgorica to Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries, Podgorica daily Dan claims. According to the report the consignments include Kalashnikov assault rifles, hand grenades and ammunition. All are loaded into Russian Tupolev aircraft at Podgorica’s Golubovci airport after being shipped from the central Serbian state-owned factory to Montenegro in trucks with licence plates from the Serbian city of Cacak. Montenegrin police secure a hundred-metr perimeter around the aircraft...
  • Gen. Farkas details the Yugoslav Army’s measures to prevent and punish Kosovo war crimes

    11/10/2005 6:38:32 PM PST · by A. Pole · 31 replies · 663+ views
    Slobodan Milosevic Freedom Center ^ | November 9, 2005 | Andy Wilcoxson
    Slobodan Milosevic completed his re-examination of Col. Vlatko Vukovic at the Hague Tribunal on Wednesday. He presented a document detailing the battalion rules of the Yugoslav Army. This document was written in 1988 and used the term “ciscenje” to describe the removal of enemy forces from Yugoslav territory. The term “ciscenje” had been commonplace in Yugoslav Military terminology for more than 10 years before the Kosovo war. Therefore, there is nothing unseemly about the term appearing in the Vukovic’s war diary. During the cross-examination Mr. Nice showed Col. Vukovic a photograph of an Albanian civilian who he said been burned...
  • Milosevic trial nears fourth year

    10/19/2005 4:35:16 PM PDT · by joan · 44 replies · 946+ views
    Pittsburgh post-gazette ^ | October 19, 2005
    Complexity of war crimes case against ex-Yugoslav president convinced Iraqi prosecutors to condense Saddam charges THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Three years and eight months into the war crimes trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, the courtroom still crackles with explosive outbursts. ...The prosecution of Mr. Milosevic and 125 other people by the 12-year-old tribunal is creating a body of law that many legal experts say will serve as a guide for future war crimes tribunals worldwide. Iraqi judges and officials from war crimes tribunals newly established in Africa and the Balkans have consulted court officials recently.
  • WSJ: The Sinister Mediocrity of Harold Pinter, by Christopher Hitchens

    10/17/2005 5:53:00 AM PDT · by OESY · 18 replies · 2,348+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 17, 2005 | Christopher Hitchens
    Harold Pinter's early writing for the stage was correctly described... as "the theater of the absurd." But it has been left to the selectors of the Nobel in literature to make that definition postmodern and thus to drain it of all irony. Their choice of Mr. Pinter is a selection of absurdity quite detached from drama: a straight and philistine preference for the grotesque. "I have no idea why they gave me the award," said the playwright when the news was brought to him. This justified incredulity showed a brief flash of his old form. ...Just as with the selection...
  • The Hague on Trial

    10/10/2005 1:50:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 785+ views
    Reason ^ | October 10, 2005 | Kerry Howley
    The other "trial of the century" and international justice Slated to start October 19, the "trial of the century"—a title previously bestowed on the trials of Alger Hiss, Adolf Eichmann, and Michael Jackson—is set to beam from the Middle East into American living rooms. But before we get sucked into the spectacle of Saddam, seven henchmen, and five judges, it's worth checking in with another has-been despot. Hussein is not the first dictator to be removed from his country at the behest of the U.S. government, accused of war crimes, and held up for judgment; he's the second in five...
  • U.N. Court Seeks Arrest of Croatian Journalist

    10/03/2005 7:27:03 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 2 replies · 295+ views
    The New Your Times ^ | October 2, 2005 | Marlise Simons
    The United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague has issued an arrest warrant for one of five Croatian journalists it accused of repeatedly ignoring secrecy orders by judges. All five were charged this year with "knowingly and willfully" publishing the name of a protected witness, and, the indictments added, with publishing excerpts from private testimony by that witness. Four have come to The Hague to plead not guilty. The arrest warrant for the fifth, Josip Jovic, a former editor in chief of the Croatian daily Slobodna Dalmacija, was issued after he did not come to The Hague on Monday...
  • Milosevic shows video of British inspector's 'involvement' (with KLA)

    09/29/2005 3:40:20 PM PDT · by joan · 48 replies · 894+ views ^ | September 29, 2005
    The Hague: Former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic showed a video Thursday of the international community's high representative to Bosnia apparently inspecting weapons held by the Kosovo Liberation Army in September 1998. In the video, Paddy Ashdown advises a man dressed in KLA uniform to be "careful" with the hand grenades. Milosevic, being tried for war crimes here, described as a "scandal" the weapons inspection by Ashdown, who at the time was deeply involved in monitoring the conflict. The former officer in Britain's Royal Marines and former member of the British parliament should not have been so closely involved with a...