UN tribunal postpones Miloševic trial by a month after studying medical report

Mr. Miloševic’s trial will now resume on 31 August, with the opening of his defence case, instead of the scheduled start date of next Monday. Since it began in February 2002 the trial has already lost more than two months because of the former President’s health problems. Three judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), sitting in The Hague, said they had studied the medical report from a court-appointed cardiologist. That report recommended Mr. Miloševic not attend the hearing set for Monday. Mr. Miloševic is facing charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and other war crimes for his role in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Kosovo during the Balkan wars of the 1990s.

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