ICTY knew Milosevic had access to drugs, alcohol: officials Joshua Pantesco at 8:38 PM ET
[JURIST] Two anonymous officials at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] said Tuesday that the Tribunal had been informed several times by the ICTY prison warden that former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic [JURIST news archive], found dead in his cell [JURIST report] early Saturday, had unfettered access to any materials brought to him by witnesses and legal advisors as he prepared for trial. The tribunal did not, however, tighten security around the indicted war criminal after the warden raised the possibility of Milosevic using drugs or alcohol in his cell. While full autopsy reports are not yet complete, preliminary autopsy reports [ICTY press release] suggest that a heart attack caused Milosevic's death.
9:44 PM ET - After earlier statements by Milosevic's son that his father would be temporarily buried in Russia, Milosevic lawyer Zdenko Tomanovic has said that burial will take place in Belgrade. BBC News has more.
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