Milosevic trial to resume on 14 July

The UN tribunal has ordered former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to undergo a new medical examination to see if he is fit to continue defending himself against charges of war crimes.

    Slobodan Milosevic faces 66 counts of war crimes

    The judges on Tuesday also postponed hearings in Milosevic's case until 14 July, and asked the tribunal's registrar to find a lawyer who could be appointed to handle Milosevic's defense if he is found to be too ill to continue representing himself. 

    "There is no evidence that the accused is not fit to stand trial at all, but there is evidence that the health of the accused is such that he may not be fit to continue to represent himself," judges in his trial said in a statement.

    The ruling came one day after the three-judge panel released details of the former Yugoslav leader's heart condition and said it planned a "radical review" of the trial's procedure. 

    Milosevic, 62, has adamantly refused to accept a courtroom representative, preferring to conduct his own defense against 66 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the Balkan wars of the 1990s.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'Money can't buy us': Mapping Canada's oil pipeline battle

    'Money can't buy us': Mapping Canada's oil pipeline battle

    We travel more than 2,000km and visit communities along the route of the oil pipeline that cuts across Indigenous land.

    Women under ISIL: The wives

    Women under ISIL: The wives

    Women married to ISIL fighters share accounts of being made to watch executions and strap explosives to other women.

    Diplomats for sale: How an ambassadorship was bought and lost

    Diplomats for sale: How an ambassadorship was bought and lost

    The story of Ali Reza Monfared, the Iranian who tried to buy diplomatic immunity after embezzling millions of dollars.