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Milosevic trial again delayed by bout with flu

[JURIST] The trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic [ICTY case backgrounder; JURIST Newsmaker] was delayed again Tuesday after Milosevic contracted the flu, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website] reported. Presiding Judge Patrick Robinson is scheduled to decide the length of the latest delay later today after doctors report on Milosevic's condition. Milosevic's war crimes trial has been continually interrupted by the former leader's health problems, which include heart ailments and high blood pressure. The health issues were sufficient for the tribunal to appoint two lawyers last fall to represent Milosevic, who had been representing himself, but he won back his right to represent himself in November. Reuters has more.

11:40 AM ET - An ICTY press advisory is now available.

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