Milosevic trial resumes after holiday hiatus

[JURIST] The trial of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic [JURIST Newsmaker] resumed Tuesday at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website] at The Hague with testimony by a French nurse who worked in Croatia during the Bosnian war. Milosevic, who has chosen to defend himself against charges of genocide, questioned the witness whom he had called for two hours about crimes committed by Croats and Bosnian Muslims against Serbs during the 1991-1995 war. Presiding Judge Patrick Robinson of Jamaica called the witness' testimony "irrelevant and second-handed", and warned Milosevic "I hope this is not an example of the way your witnesses will testify. It sounds like a conversation over a cup of tea on the verandah and I don't find it very helpful[.]" Milosevic has 150 days to present his defense, which commenced in September. His trial enters its third year next month. BBC News has more.



 

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