Milosevic denied more time to question witnesses

[JURIST] Judges at The Hague Thursday refused a request by Slobodan Milosevic [ICTY case backgrounder], on trial for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website], for more time to question witnesses for his defense, and then urged Milosevic to accept the legal help offered to him. Milosevic had requested an additional 100 days on top of the 150 days already allotted so that he can question 200 witnesses. Prosecutors were concerned that if Milosevic's request were granted, the trial [JURIST news archive] may last for another four to five years [JURIST report]. The entire trial, including appeals, is expected to finish by 2010. Reuters has more.

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