Milosevic war crimes trial back on after cardiac scare

[JURIST] Following yet another interruption because of his health problems, the war crimes trial of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic [JURIST news archive] resumed Monday at the International Court Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia [court website]. Milosevic stayed out of court late last week after doctors warned him that he was at risk of a heart attack as his blood pressure was "dangerously high". At the beginning of Monday's proceedings, Milosevic took aim at the court's efforts to subject a defense witness to cross-examination during his absence, which resulted in the witness being charged with contempt [JURIST report] after his refusal to comply. The witness, Kosovo Serb leader Costa Bulatovic, was cross-examined without incident on Monday upon Milosevic's return to the court. The trial, which has been interrupted more than a dozen times, has been going on since February 2002 and could result in a life sentence for Milosevic. AFP has more.



 

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