[JURIST] A former Bosnian Serb official who testified against against Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic [JURIST news archive] died in prison in Sweden Saturday. Officials with the Swedish Prison and Probation Service [official website] told Reuters that 52 year old Miroslav Deronjic [ICTY case materials], who was sentenced to 10 years in prison [JURIST report] after his 2004 conviction on war crimes charges, died of natural causes. In 2003, Deronjic pleaded guilty to persecution for ordering a 1992 attack on a Bosnian village which resulted in the deaths of more than 60 Muslims.
Milosevic, who was on trial at The Hague for genocide and war crimes [ICTY case materials], died of heart failure [JURIST reports] last year in the fifth year of his trial. Milosevic's death prevented a final judgment [JURIST report] in his case. Reuters has more.