ICTY Tribunal Adjourns Milosevic Trial and Considers Severing Kosovo Indictment

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Sunday, January 1, 2006
Bruce Zagaris
On November 16, 2005, the International Criminal Tribunal for War Crimes in the Former Yugoslavia adjourned the trial of Slobodan Milosevic until the following week after Mr. Milosevic complained that he was feeling too ill to continue. The adjournment came one day after a motion by Milosevic for a six-week recess, in which he cited a medical report that he continues to suffer from chronic high blood pressure and his heart condition has not stabilized. On November 22, 2005, at a hearing the trial Chamber order a hearing on November 29, 2005 to consider submissions on severing the Kosovo Indictment and concluding that part of the Indictment ? [more]