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ICTY prosecutor warns of substantial delay in Milosevic trial

[JURIST] Geoffrey Nice, the lawyer prosecuting former Yugoslavian president Slobodan Milosevic [ICTY fact sheet] at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website], on Tuesday voiced his concern that the trial against the deposed leader [JURIST news archive] will take another four to five years if the court continues to provide Milosevic with further extensions to present his case. Milosevic, who is leading his own defense, wishes to call nearly 200 witnesses for his defense case, and has requested an extension of 150 days to present his full defense. Milosevic's witness list includes many of the world leaders [JURIST report] who led the 1999 military action that knocked Milosevic out of power. Reuters has more.

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