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Hague tribunal won't speed up Milosevic war crimes trial

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia [official website; JURIST news archive] Monday rejected a request by prosecutors to speed up the trial of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic [JURIST news archive]. Milosevic's trial on charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity [ICTY case backgrounder] began in February 2002 and ICTY prosecutors had requested that the UN war crimes tribunal work four or five days a week on the trial, rather than its current three-day-a-week pace. The court denied this request Monday saying that Milosevic's doctors warned that an increased pace would worsen Milosevic's heart condition. The three-year trial has been repeatedly delayed due to Milosevic's health issues. Reuters has more.

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