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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...