Milosevic lawyers request secret medical files from ICTY

Milosevic lawyers request secret medical files from ICTY

[JURIST] The court-appointed advocates for the late Slobodan Milosevic [JURIST news archive] have asked the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website] to release secret medical files that may provide further information on Milosevic's death. British barristers Steven Kay and Gillian Higgins say they are acting at the behest of Milosevic's son Marko. Milosevic died at The Hague [JURIST report] earlier this month from a heart attack [JURIST report] in the fifth year of his genocide and war crimes trial before the ICTY. The requested documents were used in an application [JURIST report] to the ICTY Trial Chamber for a provisional release [JURIST report] so that Milosevic might receive medical treatment for his heart condition in Russia. The ICTY judges denied the request because they were not satisfied that Milosevic would return to face the remainder of his trial.

While Milosevic complained [JURIST report] about his medical care he received in prison at The Hague and claimed he was being poisoned, toxicology results released [JURIST report] by the ICTY Friday showed "no indications" of poisoning. AFP has more.