Milosevic trial adjourned to allow medical exam

Milosevic trial adjourned to allow medical exam

[JURIST] Judge Patrick Robinson, who is presiding over the trial of Slobodan Milosevic [BBC profile] at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia [official website], adjourned the proceedings Wednesday after Milosevic said he was too ill to call his next witness. Robinson stopped the hearings and called for Milosevic to be examined at the tribunal; it was later announced that proceedings will resume Monday [press release]. The delay comes one day after Milosevic requested a six-week recess [JURIST report] in the trial, which began almost 4 years ago and has been postponed multiple times due to Milosevic's health issues. A three-judge panel has agreed to consider the request, but has not yet issued a ruling. Milosevic is defending himself against genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity charges [ICTY case backgrounder], and has refused to accept a defense lawyer. AP has more.

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