Milosevic requests health-related delay in war crimes trial

Milosevic requests health-related delay in war crimes trial

[JURIST] Former Yugoslavian president Slobodan Milosevic [ICTY factsheet] requested a recess in his war crimes trial [JURIST news archive] Tuesday, to allow him time to recover from the strain of defending himself. Milosevic submitted a report from his doctors to the UN-backed International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website; JURIST news archive], recommending "a suspension of physical and mental activities for a minimum of six weeks." The three-judge panel agreed to consider the request, but refused to issue an immediate ruling, angering Milosevic, who is conducting his own defense. Prosecutors strongly oppose delaying the trial [JURIST report], which began nearly 4 years ago and has been postponed multiple times. AP has more.